Now famous 20th century fantasy author (1892-1973), professor and literary and linguistic scholar. Most notably known for his books The Hobbit (or There and Back Again), originally written as a children's book published in 1937, and The Lord of The Rings Trilogy. He also wrote Farmer Giles of Ham, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil.
J.R.R. Tolkien is commonly referred to as the 'Father of Modern Fantasy Adventure' novels.