“Among the movies nominated for Best Picture this year is The Lord of the Rings. Commentator Simon Tolkien remarks on the visionary mind of his grandfather, J.R.R., who wrote the trilogy the movie is based on. Simon relates details of his grandfather’s life and how those experiences influenced The Lord of the Rings. (Simon Tolkien is author of the novel Final Witness. It’s published by Random House.” To hear what Simon Tolkien has to say, CLICK HERE (and then click the “All Things Considered Audio” link). Thanks to Kolby for the pointer!
In 2016, a Christmas poem by Tolkien written in 1936 was discovered at a school in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK. Read and listen to it for the first time!