David Bratman is a librarian and Tolkien scholar.
Bratman was born in Chicago to Robert Bratman, a physician, and his wife Nancy, an editor. He was one of four sons in the family. He was brought up in Cleveland, Ohio, and then in California. He was educated at the University of California-Berkeley, and took his M.L.S. at the University of Washington. He works as a librarian at university and other libraries. He has contributed to Tolkien scholarship since 1977, including 13 entries for the J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia, and a chapter in Wiley-Blackwell's A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien. He has helped to run the Hugo Awards for science fiction and fantasy.
Bratman has edited the journal Mythprint for the Mythopoeic Society; he edits and contributes to the journal Tolkien Studies and to Mythlore, a journal on the Inklings. He contributes articles on music to San Francisco Classical Voice.
- Bratman, David. "David Bratman". David Bratman. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
- Drout, Michael D. C. (2013). J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia. Routledge. p. ix.
- Bratman, David. "The Inklings and Others: Tolkien and His Contemporaries". Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved 15 February 2023.
- Anon. "1994 Hugo Awards". Hugo Awards. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
- Aubron-Bülles, Marcel (8 August 2020) . "75 reasons: David Bratman". The Tolkienist. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
- Bratman, David (2001). "R. B. McCallum: The Master Inkling". Mythlore. 23 (3). JSTOR 26814237.
- Anon. "David Bratman". San Francisco Classical Voice. Retrieved 3 February 2021.