The Washington Post
October 19, 2001

Michael Dirda LotR Chat on November 2nd
Staff Reporter

On December 19th the first of three highly anticipated screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book "The Fellowship of the Rings" will be released nationwide. In anticipation of the films and the rekindled interest in Tolkien's work, Washington Post Book World Senior Editor and Pulitzer Prize winning literary critic Michael Dirda will be hosting a series of online discussions focusing on "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

This week, Dirda will take questions on "The Hobbit," the first of Tolkien's books set in Middle-Earth and the precursor to "The Lord of the Rings."

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