Monday, November 9, 2020

A WILDERNESS OF DRAGONS is a finalist for this year's Mythopoeic Award

So, last week I saw that the list of finalists for the 2020 Mythopoeic Awards has been announced. 

And I'm happy to see among them A WILDERNESS OF DRAGONS: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF VERLYN FLIEGER.  

Here are all five finalists for the award in Inklings Scholarship:

Amendt-Raduege, Amy. “The Sweet and the Bitter”: Death and Dying in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 2018.  

Fimi, Dimitri.  Sub-creating Arda: World-building in J.R.R. Tolkien's Work, its Precursors and its Legacies.  Walking Tree Publishers, 2019.  

Johnson, Kirstin Jeffrey, and Michael Partridge.  Informing the Inklings: George Macdonald and the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy. Winged Lion Press. 2018

 

McIlwaine, Catherine. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth. Bodleian Library, University of Oxford,  Great Britain; England; Oxford, 2018.  

Rateliff, John D. Ed. A Wilderness of Dragons: Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger. Gabbro Head, 2018. 


 I've read or skimmed all but one of these* and can say that we're in good company. 


Congratulations to all the contributors, and to all the nominees.


--John R.

*while I hear good things about the Johnson & Patridge book, MacDonald is a little outside my purview, so it's further down on my must-read list.



4 comments:

Unknown said...

Congratulations!

Matt Fisher said...

John,

Where did you see the list of Mythopoeic Award finalists? As far as I can tell, nothing has been published on the Society's web page or in the Facebook group run by the Society.

Matt

John D. Rateliff said...

Hi Matt

The winner's names were given in the annual report from the Steward who administers the awards, which was posted to the MythSoc list as an attachment to her message to the Council of Stewards on November 5th. I assume that makes it public knowledge available for reposting.

Last time I checked the MythSoc website had not yet been updated, but that sometimes takes a few days, awards administration being a time-consuming business.

--John R.

Paul W said...

Excellent news, congratulations!