Category Archives: Tolkien Lecture

Marlon James to deliver the 2019 Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke

We are delighted to announce that Booker-prize winning author Marlon James will deliver the seventh annual Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke College, Oxford.

The lecture will take place at 6pm on Tuesday, 26th February, at the Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College. Please register for a free ticket here.

Marlon James is the author of the New York Times bestseller A Brief History of Seven KillingsThe Book of Night Women, and John Crow’s DevilA Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize, the American Book Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Book of Night Women won the Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the NAACP Image Award. Marlon James is a professor at Macalester College in St Paul. He divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

Jame’s new novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, is the first part of a new fantasy trilogy first conceived as a response to J.R.R. Tolkien. It will be published in the UK on February 28th.

You can follow Marlon James on Twitter, and pre-order a copy of his novel here.

If you have any questions about the upcoming lecture, please contact us.

The lecture is kindly sponsored by The Pembroke College Annual Fund and The Kadas Family Charitable Foundation.

 

V.E. Schwab to deliver the 2018 Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke


We are delighted to announce that Victoria “V.E.” Schwab will be delivering the sixth annual Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke College, Oxford.

The lecture will take place at 6.30pm on Tuesday, 1st May, at the Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College. Please register for a free ticket here.

Victoria “V.E.” Schwab is the #1 NYT, USA, and Indie bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Vicious, the Shades of Magic series, and This Savage Song. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured by EW and The New York Times, been translated into more than a dozen languages, and been optioned for TV and Film. The Independent calls her the “natural successor to Diana Wynne Jones” and touts her “enviable, almost Gaimanesque ability to switch between styles, genres, and tones.”

Find out more about our speaker on her website.

If you have any questions about the upcoming lecture, please contact us here.

Susan Cooper to deliver the 2017 Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke

cooper_5x6_300dpi_rgb_fedorskyWe are delighted to announce that Susan Cooper will be delivering the fifth annual Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke College, Oxford.

The lecture will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday, 27th  April, at the Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College. Please register for a free ticket here.

Susan Cooper is best-known as the author of fantasies for children and young adults, notably the five-book sequence The Dark is Rising, whose awards included the Newbery Medal and two Carnegie Honours. At Oxford she was the first woman to edit Cherwell, and she worked as a reporter for the Sunday Times before marrying an American and moving to the USA. Her books have been translated into 25 languages and she has also written adult non-fiction, a Broadway play and Emmy-nominated screenplays. In 2012 Susan was given the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for her “significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens” and in 2013 she received the World Fantasy Award for life achievement.

Find out more about our speaker on her website.

If you have any questions about the upcoming lecture, please contact us here.