A gripping blend of family mystery, contemporary stories and the beautiful & bloody Viking tales, set against the starkly stunning landscape of Iceland.
Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kári Gíslason are good friends. They share a deep attachment to the sagas of Iceland - the true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages. These are tales of blood feuds, of dangerous women, and people who are compelled to kill the ones they love the most. The sagas are among the greatest stories ever written, but the identity of their authors is largely unknown.
Together, Richard and Kári travel across Iceland, to the places where the sagas unfolded a thousand years ago. They cross fields, streams and fjords to immerse themselves in the folklore of this fiercely beautiful island. And there is another mission: to resolve a longstanding family mystery -- a gift from Kári's Icelandic father that might connect him to the greatest of the saga authors.
Please join us on November 4, where Richard and Kári will regale you with entertaining stories from their trip to Iceland. They will also have a slideshow of the stunning photos taken on their jaunt. Stay for a chat and get your copies signed. Please book your place early as seats are limited.
Richard Fidler is the author of the bestselling book Ghost Empire and presents ‘Conversations with Richard Fidler’, an in-depth, up-close-and-personal interview program broadcast across Australia on ABC Radio. It’s one of the most popular podcasts in Australia, with over three million downloaded programs every month.
Kári Gíslason is a writer and academic who lectures in Creative Writing at QUT. Kári was awarded a doctorate in 2003 for his thesis on medieval Icelandic literature. He is the author of The Promise of Iceland and The Ash Burner. As well as memoir and fiction, he also publishes scholarly articles, travel writing and reviews.