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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Presented with Ryde Library.

Richard Fidler (Australian)

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Richard Fidler is the author of Ghost Empire, and the co-author of Saga Land with Kári Gíslason, which tells the story of their journey into the sagas of Iceland: the true stories of the first Viking families who settled there in the Middle Ages. Richard is the presenter of Conversations with Richard Fidler on ABC Radio. The program attracts a large listening audience around the nation, and is the most popular podcast in Australia.