Listeners of Classic FM, one of the UK’s leading independent national radio stations, have voted for music from The Lord of the Rings films for the sixth year in the row.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 children’s story, The Hobbit, comes in second in a list of the most expensive first editions published in the 20th Century.
Best-selling author of The Games of Thrones and A Song of Fire and Ice series, George R.R. Martin, has stated that the ending to his books will reflect J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
The map of Middle-earth annotated by illustrator Pauline Baynes and Tolkien himself has now been transcribed by Blackwell’s Rare Books.
Independent mint, Shire Post, have announced a range of licensed Middle-earth based coins via Kickstarter.
The latest edition of the Journal of Inklings Studies has been published and features a number of Tolkien-related articles and reviews.
The Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge are offering a course entitled “Tolkien’s amazing world: understanding Middle-earth and how it came to be” this January.
ADC Books are selling a unique collection of original letters, photographs, and postcards from the family of J.R.R. Tolkien. The asking price is £249,750.