J.R.R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, and professor best known for his epic high fantasy works, including "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium is known for its rich world-building, intricate languages, and complex mythology. His works have inspired countless adaptations and imitations, and have had a profound impact on the fantasy genre as a whole.Tolkien's writing style is often characterized by its lyrical prose, attention to detail, and vivid descriptions of nature and landscape. He was a master at creating fully-realized, three-dimensional characters who are flawed, complex, and engaging.In addition to his literary works, Tolkien was also a respected scholar of Old and Middle English, and his academic work on Beowulf and other Old English texts influenced his writing style and world-building.Tolkien's legacy continues to endure decades after his passing, and his influence can be seen in numerous works of fantasy, both in literature and in other media. His work has had a profound impact on the genre and has inspired countless readers and creators around the world.