John Garth

Tolkien expert John Garth is an author, freelance writer and editor. Known worldwide for his award-winning work on Tolkien, he talks and teaches internationally. His latest book, The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places that Inspired Middle-earth, was published in the UK and the USA, with translations into several languages.

Tolkien and the Great War is his acclaimed and award-winning book about the origins of Middle-earth against the backdrop of the First World War, and about Tolkien’s all-important friendships with his friends in the T.C.B.S. His booklet Tolkien at Exeter College is a vital and richly illustrated book on the key undergraduate years when Middle-earth was conceived. John is also a contributor to the forthcoming collection of essays in memory of Christopher Tolkien, The Great Tales Never End.