I have just found out that my book, Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits, is a finalist for the 2010 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies!
The Mythopoeic Society has been giving awards for fantasy literature and scholarship since the 1970s. It presents annually four awards, two Fantasy Awards (Adult Literature and Children’s Literature) and two Scholarship Awards (Inklings Studies and Myth and Fantasy Studies). Prior winners of the award in the category my book was shortlisted include: John Rateliff’s The History of the Hobbit (2009), Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond’s The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2007) and John Garth’s Tolkien and the Great War (2004). I am very humbled to have been considered for this prestigious award for my first book!
The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon 41, to be held July 9-12, 2010, in Dallas, Texas. Unfortunately, I will not be able to travel to the US at that time, but I will be following the conference proceedings online!