If you happen to be a non-white Tolkien fan, or if you first read Tolkien in a language other than English, this short survey is for you!
A wonderful and heart-felt Open Letter to Christopher Tolkien from Luke about his brilliant project.
An open letter to Christopher Tolkien:
I wanted to share something with you on this day of special magnificence, your ninety-fifth birthday. For more than a year, I have asked for fans of your father’s work to send me their story for a series I call the Tolkien Experience Project. I ask a few questions for each participant to answer, and, in doing so, they share how they learned about J.R.R. Tolkien, what they love about his writing, how his writing has influenced their life, and how their approach to his texts has changed over time.
I wanted to make you aware of this project today especially. If you have the chance to read through some of the entries, you will find that many of the participants express gratitude for your father’s work and for your own. Your seemingly tireless dedication to editing and publishing texts and notes…
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