Colin Duriez


Born
in Derbyshire, The United Kingdom
July 19, 1947


Colin Duriez is a writer on fantasy and related matters.

He was born in Derbyshire and spent his early life in Long Eaton, Derbyshire , in a couple of new council estates near Portsmouth and six years in a mining village in South Wales, before moving to the West Midlands. After school he studied for two years at the University of Istanbul, Turkey, before completing his studies at the University of Ulster in Coleraine, Northern Ireland where he read English and philosophy. After a career in editing and journalism in London, interspersed with some teaching, he migrated to Leicester in 1983 to work with a small publisher, IVP, as a commissioning editor. In 2002 he started his own business, InWriting, devoted to writing, editorial services, and
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“Tolkien had sent him a poem called “Kortirion Among the Trees”. Kortirion represented Warwick in the early stages of Tolkien’s mythology, and was the chief town, complete with tower, in a region of elms (Warwickshire) on the Lonely Island (England).”
Colin Duriez, J.R.R. Tolkien

“It is… easy to see why Authority frowns on Friendship. Every real Friendship is a sort of secession, even a rebellion… Hence if our masters… ever succeed in producing a world where all are Companions and none are Friends, they will have removed certain dangers, and will also have taken from us what is almost our strongest safeguard against complete servitude.   C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves”
Colin Duriez, The Oxford Inklings: Lewis, Tolkien and their circle

“He discovers that God is the very source of our existence. As Lewis will put it: "He is the opaque centre of all existences, the thing that simply and entirely is, the fountain of facthood.”
Colin Duriez, Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship

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