About the Author
THE VERY REV. JOHN WM. HOUGHTON, PH.D., is Dean emeritus of the Alumni Chapel of the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He lives on Houghton Street in Culver, Indiana, a town his family founded in 1844. An Episcopal priest, Fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation, and prize-winning historian, Dean Houghton was educated at Culver Military Academy, Harvard College, Indiana University, Yale Divinity School / Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and the Medieval Institute of the University of Notre Dame.
In addition to the first two volumes of “The Thamauturge of Annandale,” Rough Magicke (Unlimited Publishing, 2005) and Like a Noise in Dreams (Unlimited Publishing, 2015), both now revised and reissued for Kindle by Marmont Press, he is author of Falconry and Other Poems (Marmont, 2018), and a novella, Fortunate Empire (Marmont, 2017), as well as a number of academic essays. He was editor-in-chief of Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey (McFarland, 2014) and a contributor to the HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism (1995) and the J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment (Routledge, 2006), and serves on the editorial boards of Mythlore and Journal of Tolkien Research.