HarperCollins has nominated John Walsworth as a winner of its 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the publication has announced a special ceremony on Thursday.
Walsworth, a former HarperCollins editor and novelist who died in 2009, has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his novels The Lord of The Rings and The Talisman.
He is the author of four novels, including The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King, and three of the three collections of The Silmarillion, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.
The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner will receive the award for fiction for The Lord, which was published by HarperCollins in 2004.
Walsh is the recipient of the 2009 Hugo Award for Fiction, a Nebula Award for Best Novel, a World Fantasy Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Nonfiction Book, and a John W. Campbell Award for Distinguished Service to Fantasy Literature.
He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Wales, a writer, actor and director, won an Academy Award for his performance in The Lord and the Rings.
He also has two Oscar nominations, including for The Battle of Midgard and The Lord And The Rings.
He will receive his award for Fiction from the Swedish Academy of Dramatic Arts on Wednesday.
Welsh’s The Lord is a retelling of the tale of how the hobbits came to be and who they are, and The Fellowship is a new epic epic set in Middle Earth, about a group of hobbits, hobbits and dwarves who are sent to travel to Mordor and save the kingdom.
The awards ceremony will be held at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14.
The Nobel Prizes for Literature and Literature and Social Science will be announced March 21 at a news conference in Stockholm, Sweden.