Lecturer in Fantasy and Children's Literature, University of Glasgow

Dr Dimitra Fimi is Lecturer in Fantasy and Children's Literature at the University of Glasgow. Her monograph Tolkien, Race and Cultural History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) won the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies and she co-edited the critical edition of Tolkien’s A Secret Vice (HarperCollins, 2016) which won the Tolkien Society Award for Best Book. Her latest monograph, Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy, appeared from Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. It was named runner-up for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award and was shortlisted for the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies. Other recent work includes chapters in A Companion to J.R.R. Tolkien (Blackwell, 2014), and Revisiting Imaginary Worlds: A Subcreation Studies Anthology (Routledge, 2016). She has contributed articles for the TLS and The Conversation, and has appeared on numerous radio and TV programmes.


  • –present
    Lecturer in English, Cardiff Metropolitan University