The fifth annual Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke College, Oxford, will be delivered by Susan Cooper on 27 April.
The lecture will take place at 18:30 on Thursday 27 April 2017 at the Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College, Oxford.
Susan Cooper is best-known as the author of fantasies for children and young adults, notably the five-book sequence The Dark is Rising, whose awards included the Newbery Medal and two Carnegie Honours. At Oxford she was the first woman to edit Cherwell, and she worked as a reporter for the Sunday Times before marrying an American and moving to the USA. Her books have been translated into 25 languages and she has also written adult non-fiction, a Broadway play and Emmy-nominated screenplays. In 2012 Susan was given the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for her “significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens” and in 2013 she received the World Fantasy Award for life achievement.
Find out more on her website.External link: Pembroke College Tolkien Lecture 2017: Susan Cooper