F – Most Fantastic Fantasy Author – Literary Smackdown #AtoZChallenge 2016
Greetings and welcome to day 6 of the AtoZChallenge. We have a showdown of true greats today for the battle to be Most Fantastic Fantasy Author. One is the usurper of the throne, the other one of the original greats.
- J.K. Rowling
Arguable the most famous living fantasy author today and the richest. Also a great giver to charity and someone who has not forgotten her origins even as her fame takes her all over the world. Joanne Rowling, the woman who gave us the amazing world of Harry Potter, is an amazing writer and accomplished business woman. The wizarding world made reading cool again, surely this is worth your vote?
- J.R.R. Tolkien
There is a reason elves are seen as tall willowy, beautiful people and it’s because of Tolkien. Also a poet and philosopher he is best know for his high-fantasy in The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Some view him as the father of modern fantasy. He took part in the First World War and it clearly affected his outlook on live and can be seen in his writing. Some love Tolkien, some find him too wordy, but his works are still selling in hoards so that must be worthy of a vote, yes?
Our Other Blogs
Sophie and Tasha are also sharing duties on one other blog for the AtoZ and they both have their own blogs as well. Visit them to see their exciting themes for this year.
Other People’s Blogs
What is the AtoZChallenge?For those who don’t know, the AtoZChallenge is a giant blog hop with thousands of blogs taking part. Every day in April, apart from Sundays, these blogs will post using a letter of the alphabet at a prompt, e.g. A on 1st, B on 2nd etc.