Sunday, April 18, 2010

Simon Tolkien Interview

So, Simon Tolkien (son of Christopher, son of JRR) has his second novel out, a historical mystery called THE INHERITANCE. I haven't seen this yet, but thanks to Wendell Wagner's April 13th post on the MythSoc list I fd out about the following NPR interview (almost an hour long). Well worth a listen, if you're at all interested in Tolkien's extended family. Pity they keep asking him questions about things that happened decades before he was born, or in which he was not in any way involved, rather than focus on his own memories; it's his own memories of his grandfather that I most valued.

It's also available through Itunes for download as a free podcast (thanks to Jo Foster, again at the MythSoc list, for this news).


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