Author: TheTolkienist

JRRT author sign at Wolvercote cemetary (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles

Upcoming Category: International Tolkien Fellowship

One of the major goals of this website is to óffer societies, smials and special interest groups the opportunity of presenting themselves and their wonderful work – from all over the world. The Tolkien...

About the Inklings in the Eagle & Child (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles

75 reasons: David Bratman

Nearly a dozen years ago, a few months before Peter Jackson’s Fellowship of the Ring hit the big screen, a wise comment about it was made … in a web comic. Scott Kurtz’s PvP...

Tolkien Reading Day

75 reasons: Verlyn Flieger

I would like people to read The Hobbit before viewing the forthcoming film presentations by Peter Jackson for several reasons.  If they have already read The Hobbit I would like them read it again...

Open book

75 reasons: Brian Sibley

75 reasons? Well… a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins; a wizard named Gandalf; pipes; a door; a sign; twelve dwarves named Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur and Thorin; an...

Tolkien Reading Day

Happy 75th Birthday, Hobbit

On September 21st, 1937, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was published and became an instant classic. Happy Birthday!   In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet...

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Picture by Marcel Aubron-Bülles

The Tolkienist is coming online …

Thank you all very much for your patience. I have been horribly busy in the last couple of weeks, returning from Return of the Ring (I will be writing a review of this shortly)...