Douglas A. Anderson is the author of The Annotated Hobbit (1988; revised and expanded edition 2002). He is currently Book Reviews Editor of the peer-reviewed online Journal of Tolkien Research (founded 2014). His anthologies of fantasy literature include Tales Before Tolkien (2003) and Tales Before Narnia (2008). More Tales Before Tolkien is due out in 2021. He is also managing director of the small publishing firm Nodens Books.