Contributor: Shaun Gunner

Independent mint, Shire Post, have announced a range of licensed Middle-earth based coins via Kickstarter.

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.

Jenny Dolfen, renowned Tolkien artist and winner of the 2014 Tolkien Society Award for Best Artwork, has announced that her new book Songs of Sorrow and Hope will be released in the new year.

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.

Published by The Tolkien Society, and with nearly 100 articles from leading Tolkien scholars around the world, the Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 conference contain a wealth of information and academic research that would make the perfect gift (for yourself or someone else!). Buy your copy today for the discount price of just £10!

British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, has re-released online its 1968 interview with J.R.R. Tolkien, originally titled “The Man Who Understands Hobbits”.

Independent mint, Shire Post, have announced a range of licensed Middle-earth based coins via Kickstarter.

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.

Published by The Tolkien Society, and with nearly 100 articles from leading Tolkien scholars around the world, the Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 conference contain a wealth of information and academic research that would make the perfect gift (for yourself or someone else!). Buy your copy today for the discount price of just £10!

Jenny Dolfen, renowned Tolkien artist and winner of the 2014 Tolkien Society Award for Best Artwork, has announced that her new book Songs of Sorrow and Hope will be released in the new year.

British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, has re-released online its 1968 interview with J.R.R. Tolkien, originally titled “The Man Who Understands Hobbits”.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the current Chair of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2013, Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time can be found in the cinema, playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.