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2013 Mythopoeic Award Winners Announced

Urulöké @ Monday, July 15th, 2013 ()

Congratulations to Verlyn Flieger for winning the 2013 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies for her book Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien. She was present at the ceremony yesterday to receive her award in front of a very supportive crowd.
THE MYTHOPOEIC SOCIETYPRESS RELEASE: July 14, 2013
2013 Mythopoeic Award Winners
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for [...]

2013 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists Announced

Urulöké @ Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 ()

The Mythopoeic SocietyPRESS RELEASE: May 14, 2013
2013 Mythopoeic Award Finalists Announced
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult LiteratureAlan Garner, Weirdstone trilogy, consisting of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (Collins), The Moon of Gomrath (Collins), and Boneland (Fourth Estate)Caitlin R. Kiernan, The Drowning Girl (Roc)R.A. MacAvoy, Death and Resurrection (Prime Books)Tim Powers, Hide Me Among the Graves (William [...]

The Fall of Arthur by J.R.R. Tolkien

Urulöké @ Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 ()

Just over one week until Tolkien's unfinished alliterative poem The Fall of Arthur is released! While the contents of this book fall well outside his realm of Middle-earth, this is a poem that has been known to exist for many years, and fans are excited to finally get the chance to read it along [...]

Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review Vol. X contents revealed

Urulöké @ Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 ()

David Bratman, co-editor of Tolkien Studies, has published the contents for the tenth issue over on his website, Kalimac's Corner. The next issue is due to be released sometime in July or August, and is already available for pre-order at the West Virginia University Press website.
As a side note, Volumes 1-4 and [...]

Scull and Hammond's The Art of the Hobbit nominated for Locus Award

Urulöké @ Thursday, May 9th, 2013 ()

The Art of the Hobbit edited by Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull has been listed as a finalist for the 2013 Locus Award for Art Book (see below). Congratulations to both of you! Your contributions to the field of Tolkien studies, including sharing your vast knowledge and expertise here with fellow collectors, is [...]

The Last Bookshop

Urulöké @ Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 ()

If you have twenty minutes to spare for a nice fictional short film about the last bookshop, I quite enjoyed this. The Hobbit makes a brief appearance (non-speaking role) - can you find it?
Be sure to visit their website at http://thelastbookshop.wordpress.com/ if you are interested in the film, the shops used, etc. Quite [...]

Tolkien signature/books for auction from Doyle New York, April 23

Urulöké @ Monday, April 15th, 2013 ()

Doyle New York (auction house) has a combined book set/signed letter going up for auction next week. There are certain issues with this auction that may keep the lot from realizing the estimate, since the signed letter is emphatically taped into the books, which are second edition copies and have some minor issues - [...]

Tolkien signed letter for auction online at RR Auction

Urulöké @ Monday, April 15th, 2013 ()

RR Auction has a typed letter signed by J. R. R. Tolkien up for auction, going to sudden death bidding on April 17th.
RR Auction item #689, Tolkien TLS [Update - completed items have a different URL, the link to the left will no longer work] RR Auction completed item #689, Tolkien TLS
The current accepted bid [...]

eBay antique dealer faked signatures of public figures

Trotter @ Thursday, October 25th, 2012 ()

Update: Mr Formhal's got 10 months in prison. He got off very lightly.
"Southampton Crown Court heard that Formhals, of Keyhaven Road, Milford-on-Sea, was in poor health and suffering from high blood pressure and arthritis.
Imposing the jail term, Judge Peter Henry said the fraud was widespread, planned and significant profit was made from it, but he [...]

Antiques dealer in court case over forging signatures of Churchill, Oliver Cromwell, J.R.R. Tolkien and Elizabeth I

Trotter @ Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 ()

An antiques dealer duped unsuspecting collectors by forging the signatures in books of famous writers like Sir Winston Churchill and Robert Louis Stevenson, a court heard today.
Allan Formhalls found the books and magazines in car boot sales and a recycling centre, added the signature and then sold them on eBay as the real thing, Southampton [...]


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