J.R.R. Tolkien Has a New Book Coming Out
Posted on September 19, 2006Just because he's dead doesn't mean he doesn't have a new book coming out. A new, previously unpublished work by J.R.R. Tolkien will hit bookstores in April, 2007.
Actually, we're quite happy that Christopher Tolkien is taking the time to ensure that all of his father's work is finally published.Houghton Mifflin has acquired U.S. rights to publish the first complete book by J.R.R. Tolkien since the posthumous Silmarillion in 1977. HM bought American rights to The Children of Hürin from HarperCollins UK, which acquired the project from The Tolkien Estate in a world rights deal.
Hürin, begun in 1918, was reconstructed by Christopher Tolkien, painstakingly editing together the complete work from his fatherís many drafts, this book is the culmination of a 30-year endeavor by him to bring J.R.R. Tolkienís vast body of unpublished work to a wide audience.
HM will publish Hürin in April 2007, on the same day as HarperCollins' international editions. Janet Silver, v-p and publisher of Houghton Mifflin, said, "As J.R.R. Tolkien's original American publisher, dating back to The Hobbit, we are extremely proudto be bringing thisproject to Tolkien's devoted readership in the United States."