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Simon Tolkien

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Simon Tolkien
Biographical information
Born12 January 1959
EducationTrinity College, Oxford
OccupationAuthor, barrister
LocationSouthern California

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.


[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
Edith Bratt
John Tolkien
Michael Tolkien
Faith Faulconbridge
Christopher Tolkien
Baillie Klass
b. 1941
Priscilla Tolkien
b. 1929
Tracy Sternberg
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

J.R.R. and Simon Tolkien

[edit] Interviews

[edit] External links