18 February 2009

When dead authors publish books

There's gonna be a new Tolkien book out soonish.

Don't worry, it's not the result of a Rankin style experiment. Seems like it is an unpublished book/novel of sorts by the creator of Gimli, Gandalf and all that jazz.

Apparently he was working on this way, way before he came up with the concept of a cute, hungry halfling.

By the bye, isn't that picture of him (on Yahoo) rather cute? Like a happy looking author; how many modern authors pose with such unabashed enthusiasm? Why, you'd have Rowling showing her best profile shot, which is right next to that castle methinks.