The British Library is set to preserve a recording of Tolkien’s voice from 1929 as part of its “Save our Sounds” project.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, titled “‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth“, Jackson talks about the difficulties in returning to Middle-earth as well as his decisions to include Legolas and Tauriel.
John D. Rateliff’s A Brief History of The Hobbit has been published. The tome is a reduced version of Rateliff’s The History of The Hobbit, first published in two volumes in 2007.
Today marks the 123rd anniversary of Tolkien’s birth. The Tolkien Society invites Tolkien fans all over the world to participate in our annual Birthday Toast.
A new issue of Gramarye, the Journal of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, has been released featuring contributions from noted Tolkien scholars Tom Shippey and Dimitra Fimi.
In a recent article in The Guardian, John Garth has described hitherto unknown parallels between the death of Smaug in The Hobbit and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1855 poem The Song of Hiawatha.