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Simon Tolkien

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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]].
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'''Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien''' (b. [[12 January]] [[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==
 
[[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 Sternberg, and their two children. Tracy is known for the store in vintage clothing she had with her mother, ''Sternberg & Tolkien''.
 
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.
 
==Bibliography, selected==
 
 
*[[2010]]: Huffington Post. April 26, 2010.
 
**"[[In My Grandfather's Footsteps]]"
 
*[[2010]]: ''[[Mythprint]]'' (June issue, Vol. 47, No. 6, #335, on pp. 3–4)
 
**"[http://www.mythsoc.org/blog/interview-with-simon-tolkien/ Interview with Simon Tolkien]" (by [[Jason Fisher]])
 
  
 
==Family Tree==
 
==Family Tree==
 
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==Bibliography, selected==
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===Books (non-Tolkien)===
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* [[2003]]: ''The Stepmother''
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* [[2010]]: ''The Inheritance''
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* [[2011]]: ''The King of Diamonds''
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* [[2012]]: ''Orders from Berlin''
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===Articles===
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* [[2010]]: ''Huffington Post'', 26 April 2010[[File:J.R.R. Tolkien and Simon 2.jpg|J.R.R. and Simon Tolkien|right|thumb]]
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** "[[In My Grandfather's Footsteps]]" ([http://www.huffingtonpost.com/simon-tolkien/jrr-tolkiens-grandson-in_b_550097.html External link])
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===Interviews===
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* [[2003]]: ''The Telegraph'', 23 February 2003
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** "[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']" (by Chris Hastings)
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* [[2010]]: WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 18 May 2010
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**"[http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1139-simon-tolkien Audio The Book Show #1139 - Simon Tolkien]
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* [[2010]]: ''[[Mythprint]]'' vol. 47, no. 6
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**"[http://www.mythsoc.org/blog/interview-with-simon-tolkien/ Interview with Simon Tolkien]" (by [[Jason Fisher]])
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* [[2010]]: [[Mallorn 50|''Mallorn'' 50]]
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** "A man of mystery" (by [[Mike Foster]])
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* [[2012]]: ''The Telegraph'' 18 November 2012
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** "[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9686451/Simon-Tolkien-JRR-Tolkiens-grandson-admits-Lord-of-the-Rings-trauma.html Simon Tolkien JRR Tolkien's grandson admits Lord of the Rings trauma]" (by Andrew Hough)
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* [[2012]]: ''The Guardian'', 24 November 2012
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** "[http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/nov/24/simon-tolkien-jrr-tolkien-hobbit  'Being Tolkien's grandson blocked my writing ..."] (by Joanna Moorhead)
  
 
==External links==
 
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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.huffingtonpost.com/simon-tolkien/jrr-tolkiens-grandson-in_b_550097.html Online version of "In My Grandfather's Footsteps" on Huffington Post]
 
  
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Latest revision as of 17:08, 6 July 2015

Simon Tolkien.jpg
Simon Tolkien
Biographical information
Born12 January 1959
EducationTrinity College, Oxford
OccupationAuthor, barrister
LocationSouthern California
WebsiteSimonTolkien.com

Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien (b. 12 January 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.

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[edit] Life

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.

[edit] Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
J.R.R. Tolkien
1892-1973
 
Edith Bratt
1889-1971
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Tolkien
1917-2003
 
Michael Tolkien
1920-1984
 
Faith Faulconbridge
b. 1928
 
Christopher Tolkien
b. 1924
 
Baillie Klass
b. 1941
 
Priscilla Tolkien
b. 1929
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tracy Sternberg
 
SIMON TOLKIEN
b. 1959
 
Adam Tolkien
b. 1969
 
Rachel Tolkien
b. 1971
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicholas Tolkien
b. 1990
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


[edit] Bibliography, selected

[edit] Books (non-Tolkien)

  • 2003: The Stepmother
  • 2010: The Inheritance
  • 2011: The King of Diamonds
  • 2012: Orders from Berlin

[edit] Articles

[edit] Interviews

[edit] External links