J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
‘If you were to choose only one [book] to gain some insight into
the prolific smorgasbord of his multifaceted writing, this is peak
Wall Street Journal ‘Offers valuable insight into Tolkien’s creative process and enriching our understanding of his scholarly contributions’
Amon Hen, Bulletin of the Tolkien Society ‘Tolkien was a storyteller of genius’