Tom Shippey

Tom Shippey inherited J. R. R. Tolkien's Chair of Medieval English Language at the University of Leeds, and now holds the Walter J. Ong Chair of Humanities at St Louis University, Missouri, specializing in Medieval Literature, Old English Arthurian and Romance Literature, Fantasy, and Science Fiction. He has written and edited numerous books, including J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century (2001).