Neil Gaiman has proven himself to be a master storyteller. His original fantasy works often adapt and expand upon traditional fairy tale stories and themes. Gaiman has won numerous literary awards for enchanting—and often chilling—works like The Graveyard Book, Coraline, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
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J.R.R. Tolkien is well known for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings saga, but did you know that he was also a world-class scholar of languages and literature? Below you'll find his translations and adaptations of ancient stories, as well as his two-volume Book of Lost Tales.