Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My book is a 2012 Mythopoeic Award Finalist!

Last year at about this time, I shared the news that a book to which I’d contributed a chapter had been named a finalist  for the 2011 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies. It did not win the award, but it was nice to be (part of) a nominated finalist. This year, I’ve taken another step forward. My own book, Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays (McFarland, 2011), has been named a finalist!

You can peruse the entire list of finalists here. And yes, once again, this means I have had to recuse myself from voting in the Inklings Studies category, but the upside is that my book is being recognized as one of the top five contributions to the discipline for this year. The winner will be announced on August 5 at Mythcon in Berkeley, California. Fingers crossed! :)

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I think it is very well deserved, indeed.

    But that is one tough field! I guess makes it easier to believe the reception when you see the company your book keeps ;-)

    I was also very pleased with both The Art of the Hobbit and Tolkien and Wales, and I've seen some very positive reviews of Walker's book (I don't know the book on Lewis, so I can't speak of that).

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  2. Thank you very much, Troels. As for the field, I may have some further comment, but I feel I should wait until after the decisions about this year’s awards have been made. In any event — and even though it’s become cliché to say it, I really do mean this — it’s an honor just to be nominated. :)

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  3. Congratulations on the nomination, Jason - thoroughly deserved!
    Fingers crossed! :)

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  4. That's awesome, Jason! Way to go!!

    Namarie, God bless, Anne Marie :)

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  5. Good luck, Jase. I'm rooting for you (since my book didn't make it this year.

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  6. Thanks, all of you! If it isn’t too gauche to say it, I’m rooting for me too. ;)

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  7. Congratulations! I have my fingers crossed for you!

    Cathy

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  8. Congrats! Looking forward to being able to say, "I read his blog when..."

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  9. Brilliant - it deserves to win too.....

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