British professor, writer and linguist who devoted half of his life to the creation and intricate development of the most beloved fantasy world of all time: Middle-Earth. Considered a genius by fans and intellectuals the world over, he is responsible for the invention of over 10 languages, multiple races, and an entire history for his timeless tales to take place in. The most famous of his stories are, of course, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died in 1973.
J.R.R Tolkien was the greatest writer who ever lived.
by goldberry August 16, 2005