HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Author photo. Middle-earth and J.R.R. Tolkien News & Articles

Middle-earth and J.R.R. Tolkien News & Articles

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
1,070 (1,131)2314,181 (4.12)10

Top members (works)

Member favorites

3.0 (8) 3E (11) AD&D (25) AD&D 2 (10) adventure (17) anime (7) BESM (7) criticism (23) D&D (138) D&D 3 (20) D&D 3.0 (8) d20 (46) fantasy (141) fiction (34) games (7) gaming (32) hardcover (9) history (18) hobbits (34) illustrated (7) Inklings (20) J.R.R. Tolkien (37) literary criticism (26) literature (17) Lord of the Rings (31) Middle Earth (57) module (7) non-fiction (42) own (8) Ravenloft (8) reference (9) role-playing games (24) roleplaying (13) RPG (127) The Hobbit (21) to-read (44) Tolkien (166) unread (7) Wizards of the Coast (11) writing (9)
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Possibly the only Tolkien scholar to hail from Magnolia, Arkansas, John D. Rateliff moved to Wisconsin in 1981 in order to work with the Tolkien manuscripts at Marquette University, where he received his Ph.D. with a dissertation on Lord Dunsany. He has been active in Tolkien scholarship for many years, helping to organize two major Tolkien conferences and delivering papers on Tolkien, Dunsany, Eddison, the Inklings, and other fantasy writers. While at Marquette, he assisted in the collation of their holdings with those that Christopher Tolkien was editing for volumes VI to IX of the History of Middle-earth series. In addition to writing a column on "Classics of Fantasy", he has contributed to such volumes as Tolkien's Legendarium and Blackwelder festschrift The Lord of the Rings: 1954-2004. A professional editor, he lives in the Seattle area with his wife and three cats, only one of whom is named after a Tolkien character.
Disambiguation notice

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

John D. Rateliff's book Tolkien and the Study of His Sources was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (4.12)
0.5
1
1.5
2 3
2.5 3
3 18
3.5 8
4 44
4.5 4
5 45

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

John D. Rateliff is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

John D. Rateliff is composed of 4 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 118,653,044 books! | Top bar: Always visible