"I am in fact a hobbit
in all but size. I like gardens, trees, unmechanized
farm lands, I smoke a pipe and like a good, plain food-unrefrigerated-but
I detest French cooking. I like-and even dare to wear
in these dull days-ornamental waistcoats. I'm fond of
mushrooms out of a field, have a very simple sense of humor (which
even my most appreciate critics find tiresome). I go to
bed late, and get up late, when possible"
-J. R. R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien was a professor at Oxford.
He was born in 1892 and died in 1973 at the age of 81.
Great authors like Tolkien are few and far between.