Verlyn Flieger is a full professor in the English Department at the University of Maryland where she teaches courses in medieval literature, comparative mythology, and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Among her books on Tolkien are Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien’s World, A Question of Time, Interrupted Music: the Making of Tolkien’s Mythology and Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J.R.R.Tolkien. She edited the extended edition of Tolkien’s Smith of Wootton Major, and with Douglas A. Anderson, the expanded edition of Tolkien On Fairy-stories. With Carl Hostetter she edited Tolkien’s Legendarium: Essays on The History of Middle-earth. She is co-editor with Michael Drout and Douglas A. Anderson of Tolkien Studies, a yearly journal devoted to Tolkien’s work. Professor Flieger has spoken at numerous conferences about J.R.R. Tolkien and his work. She has published two fantasy novels, Pig Tale (2002) and The Inn at Corbies’ Caww (2011), an Arthurian novella, Avilion in the anthology The Doom of Camelot, and a short story, “Green Hill Counry,” based on The Lord of the Rings, in the collection Seekers of Dreams, edited by Douglas A. Anderson.