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Oronzo Cilli

Writer. Joined LPP in 2018.

Oronzo Cilli is an independent scholar working on Tolkien, and living in Puglia, Italy. He edited the second Italian edition of The Annotated Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (Bompiani, 2004) and published J.R.R. Tolkien, la prima bibliografia italiana dal 1967 ad oggi (L’Arco e la corte, 2013), Tolkien l’esperantista (Cafagna, 2015) and Tolkien the Esperantist (Cafagna 2017). His last book, Tolkien e l’Italia (Il Cerchio, 2016), reviews the Italian publishing history of the works of Tolkien, with unpublished documents from Italian and British archives.

He has spoken at several conferences dedicated to Tolkien and collaborates with ‘Dimensione Cosmica’, the Italian magazine of fictional literature. His articles on Tolkien are translated into English, French, Portuguese and Esperanto. He is the curator of a series of studies on the life and works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Tolkien’s World, for Cafagna Publisher, and is President of the Italian Tolkien Collectors. He runs a website Tolkieniano Collection.

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Winner for Best Book: Oronzo Cilli Tolkien's Library: An Annotated Checklist

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