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the five years of research that have gone into Tolkien and the Great War and he has drawn extensively on previously unpublished personal papers as well as Tolkien's service record and other unique military documents.
- 2006: "Frodo and the Great War", in Lord of the Rings, 1954–2004: Scholarship in Honor of Richard E. Blackwelder
- 2006: Various entries in J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment
- 2007: "'As under a green sea': visions of war in the Dead Marshes", in The Ring Goes Ever On: Proceedings of the 2005 Tolkien Conference and Myth and Magic: Art according to the Inklings
- 2008: "Tolkien, Exeter College, and the Great War", in The Lord of the Rings: Sources of Inspiration