A READING, BOOK SIGNING AND CONVERSATION WITH JOHN GARTH, AUTHOR OF TOLKIEN AND THE GREAT WAR
John Garth is the current Fellow in Humanistic Studies at the Black Mountain Institute and is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work on the creative development of J.R.R. Tolkien in the context of his times. Tolkien and the Great War, his 2003 biographical study exploring the invention of Middle-earth against the backdrop of the First World War, won the Mythopoeic Award for Scholarship. He is currently working on his next book about Tolkien and teaching and undergraduate literature course on The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion at UNLV. Garth read English at Oxford and went on to become a journalist, working for many years on the London Evening Standard and writing for titles including the Guardian, Times and Daily Beast. He has spoken to audiences across Europe and the U.S.
Following the reading, John will be joined in conversation with Geoff Schumacher, Director of Content for the Mob Museum, author of Sun, Sin and Suburbia and Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia and Palace Intrigue, and Tolkien enthusiast.