The-Hobbit-illustrated-by-Jemima-Catlin-221x300 By now you’re undoubtedly aware of the newest edition of The Hobbit, illustrated in gorgeous and whimsical fashion by Jemima Catlin.

She was just 23 when artwork she’d created for a personal project on Tolkien’s short story Rover Random came to the notice of literary giants Harper Collins -– and eventually landed her a contract to illustrate The Hobbit.

Here, Tolkien Library chats with her about how it all happened. Continue reading “An interview with Jemima Catlin, newest illustrator of The Hobbit”