Reuel Tolkien. Acclaimed
British author and philologist. Born 1892, died
1973, aged 81. As well as holding
the position of Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University twice, Tolkien authored what many consider to be the greatest book of the 20th
Century, 'The Lord of the Rings'. His next most famous work is 'The Hobbit' and he also published various other poems and short stories. 'The Silmarillion' was published posthumously (based on previously unpublished work) by Tolkien's third son Christopher, along
with 'The Letters Of J.R.R. Tolkien' and various other books dealing with Tolkien's mythology.