March 2nd, 2007

books

contemporary authors in academia?

Somehow I usually find myself answering questions instead of asking them, but not in this case. A friend of mine is working on his thesis which has to do with Tolkien, and we were discussing various aspects of this. He was wondering about authors, preferably alive and primarily of speculative or historical fiction, who also teach in related fields. Amazingly, I drew a blank on this (perhaps distracted by too many other things), so I thought I'd ask LJ-mind for suggestions....