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Girdle book. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Call for Papers: Tolkien @ Kalamazoo 2014

This has just come in via the interwebs.   The Tolkien at Kalamazoo group has been approved for 3 paper sessions at the International Medieval Congress held at Kalamazoo, Michigan in May 2014. The...

Old 'Hobbit' cover (c) Tolkien Estate/ HarperCollins

How a hobby turns into a Hobbit in Cape Town

I am very happy and very proud to have my first guest post with this, the fifth installment to my on-going series,  Things J.R.R. Tolkien has never said, done, written or had anything to...

Let's get serious on "The Hobbit."

Come to Colorado and meet the Grey Havens Group

One of the greatest pleasures of being a Tolkienist is the chance of meeting fellow Tolkiendili from all over the world and writing about it – they can be from Mexico, the Netherlands, the...

(c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles. The Tolkienist.

A new design for the Tolkienist

TheTolkienist.com started as a blog project in September 2012 (and no, it definitely had nothing to do with the birthdays of two hobbits …) and has been starting to develop its own life. I...