News: Tolkien in the Media

In an blogpost for the Guardian, writer Damian Walter argues that, despite Tolkien’s excellence, his stories are “profoundly conservative” fantasies that “mythologise human history”.

The BBC Two programme War of Words: Soldier-Poets on the Somme, which tells the story of the poets and writers of the First World War, including J.R.R. Tolkien, is set to be broadcast on Saturday 15 November at 21.45 pm.

American geography professor Stentor Danielson has designed creates maps of US cities in the style of the maps included in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.

Here is a list of reviews of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Peter Jackson’s third and final film in his adaptation of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The world première was held in London on 1 December 2014, and will be released on 12 December in the UK. This article will […]

In an interview with The Guardian, the Canadian fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay has talked about what it was like to help Christopher Tolkien edit The Silmarillion during 1974-1975.

According to Facebook, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have both ranked as two of the most popular books by users (behind the Harry Potter series and To Kill a Mockingbird.

In an blogpost for the Guardian, writer Damian Walter argues that, despite Tolkien’s excellence, his stories are “profoundly conservative” fantasies that “mythologise human history”.

Here is a list of reviews of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Peter Jackson’s third and final film in his adaptation of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The world première was held in London on 1 December 2014, and will be released on 12 December in the UK. This article will […]

The BBC Two programme War of Words: Soldier-Poets on the Somme, which tells the story of the poets and writers of the First World War, including J.R.R. Tolkien, is set to be broadcast on Saturday 15 November at 21.45 pm.

In an interview with The Guardian, the Canadian fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay has talked about what it was like to help Christopher Tolkien edit The Silmarillion during 1974-1975.

American geography professor Stentor Danielson has designed creates maps of US cities in the style of the maps included in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.

According to Facebook, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have both ranked as two of the most popular books by users (behind the Harry Potter series and To Kill a Mockingbird.