|Born||29 April 1946|
|Died||4 January 2005|
Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter (29 April 1946 – 4 January 2005) wrote the authorised biography of J.R.R. Tolkien published by Allen and Unwin in 1977, and helped edit The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 1981.
He died at the young age of 58 from heart failure, a day after the anniversary of Tolkien's death. His final resting place is the Wolvercote Cemetery.
- 1977: J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
- 1978: The Inklings
- 1980: The Lord of the Rings Souvenir booklet commemorating twenty five years of its publication
- 1981: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
- 1980: Minas Tirith Evening-Star 9, no. 2 (January 1980), pp.16-17
- 2003: Christian History, Issue 78
- "The 'idol' speaks"
 See also
- Humphrey Carpenter 21 March 1967 (letter from Tolkien)