Winners of the Tolkien Society Awards 2020 were announced at the society’s annual meeting (held this year online) on April 18, 2020. The awards “recognize excellence in the fields of Tolkien scholarship and fandom, highlighting our long-standing charitable objective to ‘seek to educate the public in, and promote research into, the life and works of”‘ J.R.R. Tolkien. The society’s trustees choose the shortlist, with winners chosen by the membership.
- WINNER: “The Professor”, Jenny Dolfen
- “Isle of Peace / Mandos / Isle of the Dead”, Stefan Bleyl
- “Great Gate at Minas Tirith”, Jay Johnstone
- “Taniquetil”, Ted Nasmith
- WINNER: “Deconstructing Durin’s Day: Science, Scientific Fan Fiction, and the Fan-Scholar”, Kristine Larsen (Journal of Tolkien Research 2019)
- “Tolkien in East Yorkshire 1917–1918”, Michael Flowers (Something Has Gone Crack)
- “Tolkien’s Mandos, Pratchett’s Death”, Justin Lewis-Anthony (Tolkien the Pagan?)
- WINNER: Tolkien’s Library, Oronzo Cilli (Luna)
- Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer, John M. Bowers (Oxford University Press)
- Something Has Gone Crack, Janet Brennan Croft & Annika Röttinger, eds. (Walking Tree)
Best Online Content
- WINNER: The Prancing Pony Podcast
Outstanding Contribution Award
- Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull
For more, see the Tolkien Society website.
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