It was in 1969 that the first Tolkien books were published in German, the three volumes of "The Lord of the Rings" by publisher Ernst Klett.
This proved to be a good thing, because it resulted into the creation of the "Hobbit Presse", that published the better fantasy authors such as William Goldman and Peter S. Beagle in German translations. This year the subfaction of Klett-Cotta specialized in Fantasy literature celebrates its 40th birthday.
To celebrate their anniversary they have released a celebration edition of "Der Hobbit", with the legendary illustrations by Alan Lee. The whole year they will hold special competitions and give away prizes. At their website they will hold monthly contests where you can win fantasy books, and other nice items.
History of The Hobbit Presse
If you are interested to read more about the history of the Hobbit Presse you can read all about it on their website (in german).
|The Letter to Tolkien Contest:
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Hobbit Presse they have invented a very fun contest to win a fantastic prize, a special limited edition of Herrn der Ringe.
What do you need to do?
Write an original letter to the author J.R.R. Tolkien! Write down the words you always wanted to say to your favorite writer, or ask the questions you always wanted to ask.
Here is an example of such a letter:
Send your letter to:
Letter to Tolkien,
Contest rules can be found here.
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