The Tolkien Society Awards 2019 were presented at the Society’s annual dinner in London on April 6.
The Tolkien Society Awards recognize excellence in the fields of Tolkien scholarship and fandom, highlighting their long-standing charitable objective to “seek to educate the public in, and promote research into, the life and works of Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE”.
The winners were determined by Tolkien Society members voting on shortlists prepared by the Trustees, which they based on public nominations.
- “Durin’s Crown and the Mirrormere” by Ted Nasmith
- “Was Tolkien really racist?” by Dimitra Fimi (published on The Conversation website, 6 December 2018)
- Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth by Catherine McIlwaine
Outstanding Contribution Award
- Catherine McIlwaine, Tolkien Archivist at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford