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Winners of The Tolkien Society Awards 2019 announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of The Tolkien Society Awards 2019.

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”.

Tolkien Society members were invited to vote on shortlists prepared by the Trustees, which was based on nominations submitted by members of the public.

The winners were announced during the Society’s Annual Dinner in London on Saturday 6 April. Congratulations to all winners!

The Tolkien Society Awards 2019

Best Artwork

“Durin’s Crown and the Mirrormere” by Ted Nasmith

Best Article

Best Book

  • WINNER: Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth by Catherine McIlwaine
  • The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien, ed. by Christopher Tolkien
  • A Wilderness of Dragons: Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger, ed. by John D. Rateliff

Best Website

Outstanding Contribution Award

Catherine McIlwaine
Tolkien Archivist at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford

About the Author: Daniel Helen
Daniel is an Officer without Portfolio and Trustee of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2014, he is mainly responsible for the Society's digital operations, including this website.