John Garth, winner of the 2004 Mythopoeic Society Scholarship Award, studied English at Oxford University and has since worked as a newspaper journalist in London. A long-standing taste for the works of Tolkien, combined with an interest in the First World War, fueled the five years of research that have gone into Tolkien and the Great War and he has drawn extensively on previously unpublished personal papers as well as Tolkien's service record and other unique military documents.
 Bibliography, selected
- 2006: The Lord of the Rings 1954–2004: Scholarship in Honor of Richard E. Blackwelder
- "Frodo and the Great War"
- 2006: Various entries in J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment
- 2007: Myth and Magic: Art according to the Inklings
- "'As under a green sea': visions of war in the Dead Marshes"
- 2008: The Lord of the Rings: Sources of Inspiration
- "Tolkien, Exeter College, and the Great War"
- 2008: The Ring Goes Ever On: Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 Conference
- "As under a green sea': visions of war in the Dead Marshes"
- 2009: Mallorn 48
- "Tolkien of the Many Names" (guest editorial)
- "Views of a lost world" (review of Black & White Ogre Country)
- 2011: Tolkien Studies: Volume 8
- "Robert Quilter Gilson, T.C.B.S.: A Brief Life in Letters"
- 2014: New Statesman (29 May)