- In Memoriam
Glen H. GoodKnight (1941–2010) was a lifelong Californian. He discovered the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien in high school, and while in college at California State University he began to promote the serious study of Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. He founded the Mythopoeic Society in 1967, and the first annual Mythopoeic Society Conference was held in 1970. GoodKnight edited the society’s journal, Mythlore, from its first issue in January 1969 through issue 84 published in the summer of 1998. Though in poor health in recent years, GoodKnight maintained a website highlighting his extensive collection of “Narnia Editions and Translations” (http://inklingsfocus.com). [End Page vi]
Journalist John Ezard (1939–2010) interviewed Tolkien for The Oxford Mail twice in 1966, for stories appearing in February and in August. Ezard was also a guest at the party celebrating Tolkien’s Golden Wedding anniversary, held at Merton College in March of the same year. Ezard soon moved on to The Guardian, where he was employed for more than forty years, occasionally writing about Tolkien.