The Author

Professor J.R.R. Tolkien C.B.E. was a renowned scholar of the English language, but is best remembered for his works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings which have become two of the most well-known, best-loved and biggest-selling books of all time.

In this section you’ll find a biography of Tolkien, by David Doughan, which provides a detailed outline of Tolkien’s life and works.

For a comprehensive list of biographical and critical works, see “Books about Tolkien“.

Book by J.R.R. Tolkien” provides a simple list of books published during Tolkien’s lifetime or posthumously. If you’re looking for a suggested reading order, please have a look at our frequently asked questions.

If you have any questions about Tolkien or his works, we’d be happy to hear from you. However, please refer to the F.A.Q. first as you may find an answer therein.

biography

An outline of Tolkien’s life

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A chronology of Tolkien’s life.

booksbytolkien

A full bibliography

booksabouttolkien

A suggested critical reading list

faq

Answers to frequent enquiries

ctolkien

A select list of writings