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Tom Shippey

British linguist, critic, fiction writer

1943   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
educated at: University of Cambridge, King Edward's School
occupation: linguist, writer, university teacher, author, literary critic, science fiction writer
award received: World Fantasy Special Award: Professional

Thomas Alan Shippey (born 9 September 1943) is a British scholar and retired professor of Middle and Old English literature, as well as medievalism and modern fantasy and science fiction. In particular he is widely considered one of the world's leading academic scholars on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien about whom he has written several books and many scholarly papers.
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