Karen Wynn Fonstad
|Karen Wynn Fonstad|
|Born||April 18, 1945|
|Died||March 11, 2005|
|Education||University of Oklahoma|
Karen Lea Wynn Fonstad (April 18, 1945 – March 11, 2005) was the author of the popular Atlas of Middle-earth. In The Return of the Shadow, Christopher Tolkien credits Fonstad for noting a geographical inconsistency between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Life[edit | edit source]
Karen Wynn was born and raised in Oklahoma, spending her later years in Wisconsin. She attended the University of Oklahoma, where she received a M.A. in Geography. Her speciality had been Cartography, and she would spend much of her life as a freelance cartographer. She has published several atlases of fantasy worlds, such as Arda, Pern, Krynn, Toril and The Land.
Atlases[edit | edit source]
- The Atlas of Pern
- The Atlas of the Land
- Atlas of the Dragonlance World
- The Forgotten Realms Atlas
- The Atlas of Middle-earth
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- 1981: The Atlas of Middle-earth (First edition)
- 1983 : Bulletin of the Wisconsin council for geographic education
- "Mapping Middle-Earth", p. 48-57.
- 1991: The Atlas of Middle-earth (Second edition)
- 2001: The Atlas of Middle-earth (Third edition)
- 2006: Tolkien Studies: Volume 3
- "Writing "TO" the Map"
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