LOCUS Award nomination for “The Art of the Hobbit” by Christina Scull & Wayne Hammond

The Art of the Hobbit, Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond (eds.), (c) HarperCollins
The Art of the Hobbit, Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond (eds.), (c) HarperCollins

Iam very pleased to see that two of the leading Tolkien experts, Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond, have been nominated for a LOCUS award in the category ART BOOK for their publication The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. In it they have been able to show Tolkien’s broad spectrum of paintings and drawings done specificially to illustrate his story and there are several unpublished drawings included in this lovely book. If you would like to know more about it do have a look at this interview with the authors at the Tolkien Library.

If you don’t know about LOCUS yet and take an interest in SciFi and Fantasy in general you should most certainly take some time and visit their website:

The Locus Awards are presented to winners of Locus Magazine‘s annual readers’ poll, which was established in the early ’70s specifically to provide recommendations and suggestions to Hugo Awards voters. Over the decades the Locus Awards have often drawn more voters than the Hugos and Nebulas combined. In recent years Locus Awards are presented at an annual banquet, and unlike any other award, explicitly honor publishers of winning works with certificates.

If you take a deeper interest in Tolkien’s life and writing you will either have heard the editors of this book – or you should make sure of doing so in the near future 🙂

The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien has been written and edited by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, two of the leading experts on Tolkien and authors of the acclaimed J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion, and The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide.

Wayne G. Hammond is a librarian at the Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College, Massachusetts. Christina Scull is the former librarian of Sir John Soane’s Museum, London.

More information on their publications at:

Marcel R. Bülles

Marcel R. Bülles is the author of, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You can find him in cafés all over the world sipping an espresso blogging, writing, reading. At one point he was married to an extremely lovely French lady by the nickname of Sauron. Yes, that Sauron. He is also active with the International Tolkien Fellowship on Facebook and the Tolkien Folk on Instagram.