You’ve heard him on the radio, seen him in the Doug Anthony Allstars and his Conversations podcast is the most downloaded show in Australia. Now Richard Fidler has published his first book Ghost Empire. It’s the story of a journey with his son through Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Richard brings his empathy and insight to this beautifully written tale of a clash of civilizations and the bonds of a father and son.

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Richard Fidler (Australian)

Richard Fidler

Richard Fidler is the author of Ghost Empire and the co-author of Saga Land, a journey into the sagas of Iceland, which was awarded the 2018 Indie Book Award for non-fiction. Richard is best known as a presenter of ABC Radio's Conversations. The program attracts a large listening audience around the nation and is the most popular podcast in Australia. His most recent book, The Golden Maze, is a biography of Prague, inspired by his experience of the city’s 1989 Velvet Revolution.