A little about me


Colin Duriez lives in the Lake District National Park in north-west England and writes books and poetry, edits and lectures. He has appeared as a commentator on the extended version boxed set of Peter Jacksons The Lord of the Rings, Walden/Disneys special edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, BBC televisions The Worlds of Fantasy, PBSs The Question of God (about C.S. Lewis and Freud), the bonus DVD for an audio dramatisation of The Screwtape Letters (which has the great Andy Serkis as Screwtape),  and the Sony DVD Ringers about Tolkien fandom and the impact of Tolkien on popular culture. Colin has also contributed to an upcoming one-hour public television documentary to be called, A Quest For Meaning – Myth, Imagination & Faith in the Literature of J.R.R. Tolkien & C.S. Lewis. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events on Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and the Inklings in the USA, Canada, Spain, Italy, Poland, Finland, Britain, the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland.

     His many books include, The A-Z of C. S. Lewis, C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Friendship, J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend, J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, and A Field Guide to Harry Potter. Another, AD 33: The year that changed the world, concerns first century history.  Colin compiled an anthology of English verse from over a 1000 years based on the biblical text and called The Poetic Bible. In 2015, two books relating to the Inklings appeared: The Oxford Inklings: Lewis, Tolkien and Their Circle (Lion, Oxford, February), and Bedeviled: Lewis, Tolkien and the Shadow of Evil (IVP Books, Downers Grove, May).

J. K. Rowling (Illustrated by Kathy Martin)