Douglas A. Anderson

Douglas A. Anderson’s first book was The Annotated Hobbit (1988; revised enlarged 2002), and he is a founding coeditor of Tolkien Studies: An Scholarly Review, of which eight volumes have appeared. He helped correct the text of The Lord of the Rings in both the American and British editions, and these versions contain his introductory “Note on the Text”. He is also the lesser co-author (with Wayne G. Hammond) of J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography (1993).  Among the many books he has edited is a reissue of E. A. Wyke-Smith’s The Marvellous Land of Snergs (1996), a children’s book originally published in 1927 that provided the impetus of Tolkien’s children’s book The Hobbit. His anthologies include Tales Before Tolkien (2003), H. P. Lovecraft’s Favorite Weird Tales (2005), and Tales Before Narnia (2008). With Verlyn Flieger, he co-edited Tolkien On Fairy-Stories (2008). He writes regularly on older fantasy and supernatural literature in journals and blogs.

  • Celebrating The Hobbit

    a conference on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Tokien
  • Conference Date:

    March 1-3, 2013