The Story of Kullervo

The Story of Kullervo

This month sees the publication of The Story of Kullervo, a so-called “new” work by J. R. R. Tolkien. Originally written when Tolkien was a young man and long before he wrote the works for which he is better known, it is a retelling of a story recounted in a Finnish epic. Here’s an interview I gave to a New York TV network about this book.

Those wishing to celebrate the legacy of Tolkien and his great friend C. S. Lewis should join me and a host of other speakers at the first annual Tolkien and Lewis Celebration in Nashville on Saturday, September 19th, the anniversary of the “long night talk” between Tolkien and Lewis on the nature of myth which led to Lewis’s conversion to Christianity. For details, please visit the website of the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College:


Joseph Pearce
Joseph Pearce is a Catholic author and biographer who has written about subjects as various as GK Chesterton, economics, and Shakespeare. His latest book, Race with the Devil, chronicles his conversion from racial hatred to Catholicism. He is also the Director of the Center for Faith & Culture and Writer-in-Residence at Aquinas College in Nashville as well as the editor of St. Austin Review.

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