The Tolkien Society Awards 2022 Shortlist Announced

The Trustees of The Tolkien Society have released the shortlist for The Tolkien Society Awards 2022. Members of the Society have until April 8 to cast their votes.

The shortlist for the Awards is as follows:




  • The Gallant Edith Bratt, Nancy Bunting and Seamus Hamill-Keays
  • The Nature of Middle-earth, ed. Carl Hostetter
  • Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien (republished), ed. Christopher Tolkien
  • Tolkien and the Classical World, ed. Hamish Williams



The recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award 2022 has been selected by the Trustees and will be announced in due course.

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2 thoughts on “The Tolkien Society Awards 2022 Shortlist Announced

  1. More than 60 years ago I went to the NY Public Library and was able to get a photocopy of “The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun”, which hadn’t seen the light of day since first appearing in a Wales literary magazine in 1944.

    I tried to get permission to reprint it in ALGOL from Tolkien, and was refused. Several professional publishers were also refused, including Ballantine Books, including for a complete edition of previously unreprinted Tolkien works. The fact is that it was reprinted only after Tolkien’s death.

    However, an unauthorized scan of the work went up on the internet decades ago, enabling anyone with internet access to read it. It’s still available, here:

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