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'''Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien''' ([[January 12]], [[1959]]) is the eldest son of [[Christopher Tolkien]] and grandson of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. He is the only child of Christopher's first marriage, to [[Faith Tolkien|Faith Faulconbridge]].
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'''Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien''' (b. [[12 January|January 12]], [[1959]]) is the eldest son of [[Christopher Tolkien]] and grandson of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. He is the only child of Christopher's first marriage, to [[Faith Tolkien|Faith Faulconbridge]].
  
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
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[[Image:J.R.R. Tolkien and Simon 2.jpg|J.R.R. and Simon Tolkien|left|thumb]]
 
[[Image:J.R.R. Tolkien and Simon 2.jpg|J.R.R. and Simon Tolkien|left|thumb]]
  
He studied modern history at [[University of Oxford|Oxford]] and was a barrister in London, specializing in violent crime. Later, he moved to California with his wife, Tracy, and their two children. Tracy is known for the store in vintage clothing she had with her mother, ''Sternberg & Tolkien''.
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He studied modern history at [[University of Oxford|Oxford]] and was a barrister in London, specializing in violent crime. Later, he moved to California with his wife, Tracy Sternberg, and their two children. Tracy is known for the store in vintage clothing she had with her mother, ''Sternberg & Tolkien''.
  
 
Simon Tolkien's first novel, ''The Stepmother'' (published in the United States as ''Final Witness''), was published in 2003. ''The Inheritance'', his second novel, was published on April 13th, 2010 by Minotaur Books.
 
Simon Tolkien's first novel, ''The Stepmother'' (published in the United States as ''Final Witness''), was published in 2003. ''The Inheritance'', his second novel, was published on April 13th, 2010 by Minotaur Books.
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*[[2010]]: Huffington Post. April 26, 2010.  
 
*[[2010]]: Huffington Post. April 26, 2010.  
 
**"[[In My Grandfather's Footsteps]]"
 
**"[[In My Grandfather's Footsteps]]"
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*[[2010]]: ''[[Mythprint]]'' (June issue, Vol. 47, No. 6, #335, on pp. 3–4)
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**"[http://www.mythsoc.org/blog/interview-with-simon-tolkien/ Interview with Simon Tolkien]" (by [[Jason Fisher]])
  
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*'''[http://www.simontolkien.com/ Official Website]'''
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* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/oxford/films/2003/12/simon_tolkien.shtml The Lord of Confusion]
 
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/oxford/films/2003/12/simon_tolkien.shtml The Lord of Confusion]
 
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1422943/J-R-R-Tolkiens-grandson-cut-off-from-literary-inheritance.html J.R.R.Tolkien's grandson 'cut off from literary inheritance']
 
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1422943/J-R-R-Tolkiens-grandson-cut-off-from-literary-inheritance.html J.R.R.Tolkien's grandson 'cut off from literary inheritance']
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Simon Tolkien
Biographical information
BornJanuary 12, 1959
EducationOxford
OccupationAuthor
LocationCalifornia
WebsiteSimonTolkien.com

Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien (b. January 12, 1959) is the eldest son of Christopher Tolkien and grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien. He is the only child of Christopher's first marriage, to Faith Faulconbridge.

Contents

Life

J.R.R. and Simon Tolkien

He studied modern history at Oxford and was a barrister in London, specializing in violent crime. Later, he moved to California with his wife, Tracy Sternberg, and their two children. Tracy is known for the store in vintage clothing she had with her mother, Sternberg & Tolkien.

Simon Tolkien's first novel, The Stepmother (published in the United States as Final Witness), was published in 2003. The Inheritance, his second novel, was published on April 13th, 2010 by Minotaur Books.

Bibliography, selected

Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edith Bratt
 
J.R.R. Tolkien
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Tolkien
 
Michael Tolkien
 
Faith Faulconbridge
 
Christopher Tolkien
 
Baillie Tolkien
 
Priscilla Tolkien
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simon Tolkien
 
Tracy Sternberg
 
Adam Tolkien
 
Rachel Tolkien
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicholas Tolkien


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