New Tolkien for HarperCollins

<p>HarperCollins is to publish a new book by the late <em>Lord of the Rings</em> author J R R Tolkien.<em> The Legend of Sigurd and Gudr&uacute;n</em>, edited and introduced by Tolkien&rsquo;s son Christopher, will be published in hardback in May 2009.<br /> <br />The previously unpublished work was written while Tolkien was professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University during the 1920s and &#39;30s, before he wrote <em>The Hobbit</em> and <em>The Lord of the Rings</em>. The publication will make available for the first time Tolkien&rsquo;s extensive retelling in English narrative verse of the epic Norse tales of Sigurd the V&ouml;lsung and the Fall of the Niflungs. <br /><br />Christopher Tolkien edited Tolkien&#39;s most recent title <em>The Children of H&uacute;rin</em> in 2007.<br /><br />Further details about the contents of the book will be revealed closer to publication.<br /> </p>