The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
In 1961, C.S. Lewis attempted to nominate his friend and fellow Oxford don J.R.R. Tolkien for the Nobel Prize in literature. Recently released files from the Nobel archive in Stockholm indicate that the jury briefly considered Tolkien, before dismissing the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with a terse verdict: his books had "not in any wa…
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