For questions about the author, J. R. R. Tolkien. For questions about his works set in his Legendarium use [tolkiens-legendarium] and any other relevant tags. For questions about any of his other works use the appropriate tag/s.

J. R. R. Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. However, this tag should only be used for questions specific to the author himself, his intentions, inspirations and comments. Some of his less known works may be included here, such as:

  • Farmer Giles of Ham
  • Smith of Wootton Major
  • Tree and Leaf
  • Mr Bliss
  • Roverandom

For questions related in any way to Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and other works in the same universe (together called Tolkien's Legendarium) please use the instead. (You may also add the respective work tag, e.g., or .)