Christopher Tolkien, son and protector of 'Lord of the Rings' creator, dies

Christopher Tolkien helped edit and publish much of J.R.R. Tolkien's work after the science fiction and fantasy writer died in 1973. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-17 19:03:20 UTC ]
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How Tolkien and Lord of the Rings inspired the commercial and artistic success of the fantasy fiction genre

The Lord of the Rings paperback edition could be said to have sparked the commercial fantasy genre as we know it. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2022-04-18 19:57:13 UTC ]
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'Lord Of The Rings' Cast, Experts Form Fellowship To Buy House Of J.R.R. Tolkien

The collective hopes to turn the Oxford home of the famed author into a center celebrating his works. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2020-12-02 20:54:10 UTC ]
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Amazon's new Lord of the Rings 'cannot use much of Tolkien's plot'

Scholar working on the show says the author’s estate has refused permission to depict any of the events shown in Peter Jackson’s filmsA JRR Tolkien expert working on Amazon’s forthcoming multi-series adaptation of The Lord of the Rings has claimed that the retail and streaming giant has been... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Christopher Lee: How a new generation learned about him with 'Lord of the Rings'

Lee portrayed evil wizard Saruman in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, which was released between 2001 and 2003, as well as the later 'Hobbit' films. He was a big fan of the book series himself and recalled how those on set would ask him obscure 'Rings' questions. 'They never caught me out – not... Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Raymond Briggs, creator of children’s book ‘The Snowman,’ dies at 88

“The Snowman,” a picture book that tells the story of a boy whose snowman comes to life, sold millions of copies worldwide and became an Oscar-nominated film. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-08-10 19:54:52 UTC ]
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Japanese creator of hit manga series Yu-Gi-Oh! dies aged 60

Kazuki Takahashi found in snorkelling gear floating in the sea off coast of Okinawa, reports sayA Japanese artist who created the hit manga comic series Yu-Gi-Oh!, which spawned a worldwide media franchise including a trading card game, has been found dead in the sea, according to media... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Andy Serkis records Lord of the Rings audiobooks for HarperCollins

HarperCollins is releasing a new unabridged audiobook of J R R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in three parts in September, read by Andy Serkis, who starred as Gollum in the blockbuster movies. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-07 11:53:26 UTC ]
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Kentaro Miura, Creator of Epic Manga ‘Berserk,’ Dies at 54

For more than 30 years he reached tens of millions of readers worldwide with a fantastical tale of vulnerable characters in an apocalyptic world. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Beverly Clearly, beloved creator of Ramona Quimby, has died at the age of 104.

Legend of children’s literature Beverly Cleary died on March 25th in Carmel, California, HarperCollins announced on Friday. She was 104. Since publishing Henry Huggins in 1950, when she was a librarian, Cleary has sold 85 million copies of her books, which have been translated into 29 different... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-27 13:47:12 UTC ]
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Christopher Little, Who Built an Empire Around a Boy Wizard, Dies at 79

As a struggling literary agent in London, he took a chance on J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter, turning her books into the most lucrative literary franchise in history. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-01-27 22:39:44 UTC ]
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Christopher Dickey, Longtime Foreign Correspondent, Dies at 68

Mr. Dickey reported from war zones and published seven books, including a memoir about growing up with his famous father. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-07-17 09:14:36 UTC ]
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Albert Uderzo, a creator of the beloved comic book character Asterix, dies at 92

His character Asterix captured the spirit of the French of the 1960s and grew into a worldwide phenomenon. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Barbara Remington, Illustrator of Tolkien Book Covers, Dies at 90

Her work for the 1965 paperback editions of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” achieved mass-cult status. But she hadn’t read the books when she got the job. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-02-17 17:30:40 UTC ]
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Barbara Remington, Illustrator of Tolkien Book Covers, Dies at 90

Her work for the 1965 paperback editions of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” achieved mass-cult status. But she hadn’t read the books when she got the job. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-02-15 22:27:37 UTC ]
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Agatha Raisin creator M C Beaton dies at 83

Prolific writer M C Beaton, creator of the much-loved Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth crime series, has died. Beaton passed away on 30th December aged 83, after a short illness, her publisher Little, Brown said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HarperCollins UK hits record profit after Lord of the Rings Amazon TV deal

HarperCollins Publishers saw record profits before tax of £26.8m for the year ending 30th June 2018, almost double the 2017 figure, partly due to a monster The Lord of the Rings TV deal with Amazon. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, Long-Serving Times Book Critic, Dies at 84

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in 1979. Readers and colleagues called him a judicious, authoritative voice on fiction and a seemingly boundless array of subjects, from Persian archaeology to fly fishing. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Carlos Ezquerra: Tributes paid after Judge Dredd co-creator dies aged 70

Comic book artist Carlos Ezquerra is praised for his "unique style" following his death aged 70. Continue reading at BBC News

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Obituary: Steve Ditko, Co-creator of Spider-Man, Dies at 90

Ditko, who was best known as co-creator of the iconic superhero Spider-Man, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment June 29. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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