Index:Interviews with J.R.R. Tolkien

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Interviews with J.R.R. Tolkien is a project on Tolkien Gateway to create a chronological list of all known interviews conducted with J.R.R. Tolkien.

  • 1972: "The Lord of the Legends: A Birthday Tribute to the Creator of The Hobbit", Bill Cater The Sunday Times Magazine (2 January 1972)
  • 1972: "An Early History of the Hobbits.” Edinburgh Scotsman (February 5, 1972).
  • 1972: ?Mid-March: "Tolkien Seeks the Quiet Life in Oxford" (Oxford Mail, 22 March 1972)[14]
  • 1972: “More and More People are Getting the J.R.R. Tolkien Habit.” Los Angeles Times (April 9, 1972), 14,18
  • 1973: Tolkien interviewed about the Oxford Poetry Chair [Oxford Poetry Chair: ITV News 25-05-1973][15][note 1]


  1. Tolkien was asked, "presumably you voted for Mr [?]Jennings?"
    "What?", replied Tolkien (he didn't hear the question).
    "Presumably you voted for Mr Jennings?"
    "I did. [inaudible]".
    The video then cuts away to black. Presumably this was just a way of introducing the main item. Tolkien is mentioned again and associated with Basil Blackwell as supporting Mr Jennings. (The Tolkien Society Facebook group, accessed 14 December 2013)