Verlyn Flieger Interviewed for the BBC on Tolkien and Finland

August 28, 2015

In an article on the BBC's website, Verlyn Flieger is interviewed on JRR Tolkien's love of Finland, which inspired his Middle Earth. Keep reading to learn more.

On August 28th, Tolkien's story The Story of Kullervo will be published for the first time. In the story, according to the BBC, it is revealed that Tolkien's Middle Earth is inspired by England, Wales, and Finland. In the article, Flieger notes that Tolkien "was very much taken by the whole mythology" of Finland. The article also includes a video clip of Flieger's interview. Click here to read the article and view the video.