John Garth is the most epic living scholar of JRR Tolkien. He dropped an amazing lecture for the Tolkien Heads classwe are currently running, and yesterday he joined our live stream for some nerdy fun. It was too much fun not to share. Plus some of you may not have joined the class to get those ohh so zesty lectures.
Writer, editor and researcher John Garth is well known for his ongoing work on J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and creativity and was awarded the Tolkien Society’s Outstanding Contribution Award in 2017.
Garth has spoken on Tolkien to specialist and general audiences in the US and across Europe, as well as on television and other news media. He has taught courses on Tolkien, and sometimes C.S. Lewis too, for Oxford University, the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and Signum University.
After reading English at St Anne’s College, Oxford, Garth worked for the London Evening Standard for many years. Besides his work on Tolkien, he writes and edits more generally, both in print and online.