Tolkien in the Twenty-First Century: An Interview with Nick Groom
5 September 2023
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The Tolkien Society is delighted to host Professor Nick Groom for a virtual book event to celebrate the US launch of Tolkien in the Twenty-First Century: The Meaning of Middle-Earth Today. Our secretary Hannah McDonald will be interviewing Nick on Zoom at 8pm BST on Tuesday the 5th September 2023.

Nick Groom is currently Professor of Literature in English at the University of Macau, having previously held positions at the universities of Chicago, Stanford, and Exeter, where he holds an Honorary Professorship. Nick was our speaker at the Annual Dinner last year in Exeter, and is a firm friend of The Tolkien Society.

Tolkien in the Twenty-First Century is an engaging and vibrant reinterpretation of the beloved author’s work, revealing how his visionary creation of Middle-Earth is more relevant now than perhaps Tolkien himself ever envisioned.

Beginning with Tolkien’s earliest influence—and drawing on key moments from his life, Nick delves deep into topics such as friendship, failure, the environment, diversity, and Tolkien’s place in a post-Covid age, taking the reader on an unexpected and thought-provoking journey into J. R. R. Tolkien’s world.

Please use the form below to register for this free event.