Contributor: Shaun Gunner

The Huffington Post has produced a list of the ‘9 Best Trees in Literature’, and have featured (albeit incorrectly) J.R.R. Tolkien’s Ents. Other books featured on the list include Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Bible. About Ents, The Huffington Post says: Did J.R.R. Tolkien inspire Grandmother Willow […]

On Thursday, Sir Peter Jackson announced via his Facebook page that the third film in his Hobbit trilogy was to be renamed from ‘There and Back Again’ to ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’. I agree with him.

In Wednesday’s episode, “Green Imagined Land”, Ian Hislop will be looking at J.R.R. Tolkien’s experience with industry in Birmingham and how that shaped the author’s works. Ian Hislop visits Sarehole Mill and the surrounding area.

In the June 2014 edition of Empire magazine lists the winners of the 2014 Empire Awards. The ceremony was hosted by James Nesbitt (Bofur in the Hobbit films), and was held on Sunday March 30, 2014.

Game of Thrones author, George R.R. Martin, in a long interview with Rolling Stone magazine has spoken about his views of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Lord of the Rings.

The winners of the inaugural Tolkien Society Awards were announced at the Tolkien Society’s Annual Dinner in Hay-on-Wye on Saturday 11th April 2014.

The Huffington Post has produced a list of the ‘9 Best Trees in Literature’, and have featured (albeit incorrectly) J.R.R. Tolkien’s Ents. Other books featured on the list include Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Bible. About Ents, The Huffington Post says: Did J.R.R. Tolkien inspire Grandmother Willow […]

In the June 2014 edition of Empire magazine lists the winners of the 2014 Empire Awards. The ceremony was hosted by James Nesbitt (Bofur in the Hobbit films), and was held on Sunday March 30, 2014.

On Thursday, Sir Peter Jackson announced via his Facebook page that the third film in his Hobbit trilogy was to be renamed from ‘There and Back Again’ to ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’. I agree with him.

Game of Thrones author, George R.R. Martin, in a long interview with Rolling Stone magazine has spoken about his views of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Lord of the Rings.

In Wednesday’s episode, “Green Imagined Land”, Ian Hislop will be looking at J.R.R. Tolkien’s experience with industry in Birmingham and how that shaped the author’s works. Ian Hislop visits Sarehole Mill and the surrounding area.

The winners of the inaugural Tolkien Society Awards were announced at the Tolkien Society’s Annual Dinner in Hay-on-Wye on Saturday 11th April 2014.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the 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.