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Winners of The Tolkien Society Awards 2017 Announced


This article was originally posted at The Tolkien Society.

We are pleased to announce the winners of The Tolkien Society Awards 2017.

The Tolkien Society Awards recognise 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 Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE“.

This year, for the first time, Tolkien Society members were invited to vote on shortlists prepared by the Trustees based on nominations submitted by members of the public.

Congratulations to all winners!

The Tolkien Society Awards 2017

Best Artwork

Finrod Crossing the Helcaraxe” by WiseNailArt

Flight from Amon Hen” by Jay Johnstone

WINNER: “Maglor” by Elena Kukanova

Best Article

WINNER: “How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front” by Joseph Loconte

‘The Lord of the Rings’ as Pastoral” by Adam Roberts

Tolkien and the aesthetics of philology” by Edmund Weiner

Best Book

WINNER: A Secret Vice, ed. Dimitra Fimi and Andy Higgins

The Elvish Writing Systems of J.R.R. Tolkien, by Matthew Coombes

The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition, by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, ed. Verlyn Flieger

Outstanding Contribution

WINNER: John Garth

Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull

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