Giovanni Carmine Costabile (Mphil) born in Italy in 1987. Independent scholar, translator, private teacher. He published on Tolkien on academic journals Tolkien Studies (2017), Mythlore (2018), Settentrione (2020), and Inklings Jahrbuch (2017), and contributed to Tolkien Society’s Peter Roe series (2017, 2019), and to a Walking Tree volume which was finalist at Tolkien Society Awards 2019. He was a finalist at Medieval Philosophy Marco Arosio Award 2019, hosted by Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum, Rome. His monograph on Tolkien (2018) was well received in Italy. He is the official translator into English of “Pirin” fantasy saga by Swiss talent Sebastiano B. Brocchi.