Iran to celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday
Publish Date : Tuesday 4 January 2011 - 14:55
Iran's Association of Children and Teenager's Authors will celebrate the birthday of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, the author of "The lord of the Rings".
On the occasion of the Tolkien birthday, January 3, the Fantasy Academy of Iran will hold its first winter session on assessing the English writer's works.
The center's first winter session will be held on Wednesday, January 5, at 5pm in Iran's Association of Children and Teenager's Authors.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature-or, more precisely, of high fantasy.
In 2008, The Times ranked him sixth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Forbes ranked him the 5th top-earning dead celebrity in 2009.
The trilogy of "The lord of the rings" was rendered into Persian by Reza Alizadeh for the first time. It was published by Rozaneh in 2003. "The Hobbit" has been presented in Iran with 5 different translations as The Silmarillion has been released in two translations.