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Surrounded by Eggs

Enrico Spadaro

Writer. Joined LPP in 2021.

Enrico Spadaro is an Italian young researcher with a passion for J.R.R. Tolkien. Born in Catania (Italy) in 1991, at 10 years of age, when he watched Peter Jackson’s adaption of The Fellowship of the Rings he fell in love with Tolkien. Thus, he started studying foreign languages and literatures at university. In 2014 he obtained a master in Literary Translation at the University of Pisa, in Tuscany. In his final dissertation Tolkien’s tale The Lost Road was translated into Italian. He continued his research on Tolkien in France at Aix-Marseille Université and he defended my PhD thesis in November 2018: the title of the thesis is La Littérature-Monde de J.R.R. Tolkien: pertinence, discours et modernité d’une oeuvre originale, under the supervision of Pr. Joanny Moulin. He worked as a teacher in French middle and high school, and he gave some lectures of English and Italian at the university.

In summer 2019, he applied for the postdoc Teach@Tübingen fellowship at the University of Tübingen in Germany,which started in October 2020, with a duration of six months.

He took part in congresses about literature and fiction: in May 2017, he communicated at the meeting Chemins de Traverse en fiction, held in Paris at École Normale Supérieure. In August 2019, he attended “Tolkien 2019” in Birmingham, where he presented a paper entitled To the origins of Fairy-tales.

He is currently a member of the Italian group “Tolkieniani Italiani”, that analyses and comments Tolkien’s themes and works. A radio podcast “La Voce di Arda” is broadcast every Friday evening ( on such themes.

His Instragram profile, @henryspad ( shows several images on Tolkien, as well as his own travel pictures, often associated with poems he enjoys writing. He also works as a freelance translator, and this is his personal Facebook page:

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