The Author

María Fernanda Chávez Guiñez (Inia Gwath) is an independent scholar who runs Books from Fangorn. When she is not writing or studying, she reads among the trees and discovers books through their leaves. She has a creative soul who loves nature and volunteering in educational and environmental non-profit organizations.


María Fernanda is very proud to have been a volunteer in numerous non-profit organizations.

She is currently a volunteer in three non-profit organizations:



She studied English Literature and Linguistics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, a professional career that lasts four years in her country. Additionally, she has an Art History minor, and, some studies in archaeology and anthropology, at the already mentioned university.

She is currently pursuing a MA in Archaeology at Universidad de Chile.

𝐴𝑐𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑐 𝑇𝑎𝑙𝑘𝑠

  • At Oxonmoot 2020, she gave a talk on feminism and J.R.R. Tolkien’s works, focussing on Ungoliant and Shelob.

𝐴𝑐𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑐 𝑃𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠

  • At the moment, María Fernanda is only writing articles in Books from Fangorn.

𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑃𝑎𝑡𝘩

  • Editor of The Oxonmoot Anthology of Poetry. forThe Tolkien Society. Her poem, “Gollum and the Ring” was also included in the 2020 version.

  • Online poems published at All Poetry, since 2014, under her penname Inia Gwath.
  • She has also written in the Hispanic fansite inspired in J.R. R. Tolkien’s works, El Poney Pisador, under the penname Laurë Anárion.