|Born||12 January 1959|
|Education||Trinity College, Oxford|
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. Starting in 2011, he has acted as a director of the Tolkien Estate, along with Baillie Tolkien, Michael George Tolkien, and Steven Maier.
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.
|Tracy Sternberg||SIMON TOLKIEN|
- 2003: The Mail On Sunday
- "My Grandfather", 23 February 2003
- 2010: Huffington Post, 26 April 2010
- 2003: The Telegraph, 23 February 2003
- "J R R Tolkien's grandson 'cut off from literary inheritance'" (by Chris Hastings)
- 2010: WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 18 May 2010
- 2010: Mythprint vol. 47, no. 6
- 2010: Mallorn 50
- "A man of mystery" (by Mike Foster)
- 2012: The Telegraph 18 November 2012
- "Simon Tolkien JRR Tolkien's grandson admits Lord of the Rings trauma" (by Andrew Hough)
- 2012: The Guardian, 24 November 2012
- "'Being Tolkien's grandson blocked my writing ..." (by Joanna Moorhead)
- 2017: The Prancing Pony Podcast