Bradford Lee Eden (born September 1960) is a writer, librarian, and Medieval specialist. He is the editor of The Journal of Tolkien Research, an inclusive online academic journal, and is Dean of Library Services at Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA.
Before 1995, he received degrees in religion and musicology from University of North Texas, University of Kansas, and Indiana State University. At these schools and others he held dozens of positions as librarian or technical services personnel.
Books & articles written
- 2005 - "The Real Middle-earth: Exploring the Magic and Mystery of the Middle Ages, J.R.R. Tolkien, and The Lord of the Rings", in Tolkien Studies: Volume 2
- 2006 - Six contributions to J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment
- 2010 - Compiled Middle-earth Minstrel, featuring his Introduction, and essay "Strains of Elvish Song and Voices: Victorian Medievalism, Music, and Tolkien". This essay was then featured in Music in Middle-earth (Cormarë Series).
- 2014 - Compiled The Hobbit and Tolkien's Mythology: Essays on Revisions and Influences
- 2015 - "Michael H.R. Tolkien (1920-84): a research travelogue" in Volume 2.1. of The Journal of Tolkien Research
- 2018 - "Sub-creation by any Other Name: The Artist and God in the Early Twentieth Century" in Sub-creating Arda