Archives for November 2013

Radio New Zealand Interview

Radio New Zealand

Yesterday I did an interview with the wonderful Kiwi broadcaster Jim Mora on his show “Afternoons” on Radio New Zealand. We talked about J.R.R. Tolkien as an example of a terrific father (despite being a writer!); the notion of “Orcery;” the pleasures of baking bread and making mushroom soup; and the significance of Thorin Oakenshield’s deathbed speech (spoiler alert!) Have a listen.

Interview With The Tolkien Library

T Library

This week I was interviewed by Tolkien expert Peter Collier, creator of The Tolkien Library.

Tolkien Library. When people talk about your book the word ‘fun’ is always used in one way or another. Is the book meant to be fun?

Noble. Oh, yes! Definitely. I think that life should be lived with good humor and fun. Hobbits are really fun people. They’re always making jokes, even in the most dire circumstances. Merry and Pippin are a couple of comedians. One of the things I do in my book is encourage people to make their own music—“Sing Like a Hobbit” is one of the chapters.

To read the rest of the interview, click here.