J.R.R. Tolkien needs no introduction. One of the most famous British writers of the twentieth century, Tolkien is responsible for, among other things, giving the world hobbits, orcs, and one of Sean Bean’s more moving deaths.
Westlake was a three-time winner of the Edgar Award and a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, as well as an Academy Award nominee for his script writing. He is most famous for his comic mysteries starring melancholic criminal John Dortmunder and (as Richard Stark) his crime thrillers starring steely, workmanlike criminal Parker.