Noble Smith
Noble Smith is the author of The Wisdom of the Shire from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press. He is an award-winning playwright who has worked as a documentary film producer, video game writer and media director for an international human rights organization. He blogs about all things Tolkien at Follow him on Twitter at

Entries by Noble Smith

Tolkien y la grabación inédita sobre 'El Señor de los Anillos'

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 1:00 AM

Hace más de 20 años se descubrió una grabación de J.R.R. Tolkien en un sótano de Rotterdam, pero el hombre que la encontró escondió la cinta. Hasta hace poco, solo él había escuchado la grabación. Pero ahora, yo soy uno de los afortunados amantes de la Tierra Media que ha...

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J.R.R. Tolkien explique le sens réel du Seigneur des Anneaux dans un enregistrement inédit

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 12:16 AM

Il y a plus de 20 ans, un homme a retrouvé, dans le sous-sol d'une résidence de Rotterdam, un enregistrement perdu de J.R.R. Tolkien, mais il a choisi de garder la bande secrète jusqu'à aujourd'hui. À ce jour, seul cet homme avait entendu les propos de l'auteur contenus sur cet...

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J.R.R. Tolkien Reveals TRUE Meaning Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' In Unearthed Audio Recording

(221) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 1:05 PM

Over 20 years ago, a lost recording of J.R.R. Tolkien was discovered in a basement in Rotterdam, but the man who found it kept this important reel-to-reel tape hidden away. Until recently, only he had heard the recording. But now, I am one of those lucky Middle-earth lovers who has...

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„Herr der Ringe" vs. „Game of Thrones" - der ultimative Vergleich

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2014 | 9:47 AM

Sie haben gemeinsam nicht nur mehr Initialen als alle anderen Fantasy-Autoren zusammen, J. R. R. Tolkien und G. R. R. Martin haben beide auch Millionen treuer Fans, die Stein und Bein schwören, dass ihr jeweiliger Favorit der bessere von beiden ist. Ich bin Fan beider großartiger Autoren, glaube jedoch, dass...

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'The Lord Of The Rings' Versus 'Game Of Thrones': The Ultimate Showdown

(225) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 8:04 AM

J.R.R. Tolkien and G.R.R. Martin have the most initials of any two fantasy authors in history. They also have millions of devoted followers who swear that one of them is better than the other. I'm a fan of both of these great storytellers, but I believe that Middle-earth will be...

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The Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Legolas the Elf

(63) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 7:55 AM

Are you obsessed with pictures tagged "Legolas" on Tumblr? Do you feel that Orlando is Bloomalicious? Well, you're not alone in thinking that this archer from Mirkwood Forest puts the "sin" in Sindarin Elf. Peter Jackson couldn't get enough of him either. Even though Legolas did not appear...

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Must-have Tolkien Books: 14 Holiday Gifts For Any Middle-earth Lover's Library

(16) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 1:29 PM

Here's the thing about us Tolkien fanatics: we just can't get enough books about that place called Middle-earth. If you have a friend, relative or loved one who has a passion for The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, you can't go wrong by giving them one of these...

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The Hidden Hobbit: 10 Secrets from Tolkien's Classic

(330) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 3:30 PM

Revisiting "The Hobbit" is like sifting through the deep piles of loot in a dragon's hoard: there's always something new to discover about J.R.R. Tolkien and his classic. Here are 10 secrets concerning the author and his tale that you, good lover of Middle-earth, might have overlooked.

A Hobbit Smorgasbord

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14 Things You May Not Know About 'The Hobbit'

(21) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 12:31 PM

When J.E.A. Tyler's The Tolkien Companion came out in 1976, it was the first of its kind--a heroic attempt to catalogue Tolkien's vast legendarium. My friends and I (a band of characters who could have stepped right out of the pages of Ethan Gilsdorf's Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks) cherished...

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13 Life Lessons From 'The Hobbit'

(18) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 9:23 AM

Throughout my life I've never gotten over that sense of happy surprise at discovering someone else who loves Tolkien. I've seen his books on the shelves of famous playwrights and industrious farmers, successful businesspeople and cutting edge computer scientists. All of these men and women shared something in common: They...

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