A gripping blend of family mystery, contemporary stories and the beautiful & bloody Viking tales, set against the starkly stunning landscape of Iceland.
Together, Richard and Kári travel across Iceland, to the places where the sagas of Iceland - the true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages - unfolded a thousand years ago and immerse themselves in the folklore of this fiercely beautiful island. At the same time 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.
Richard Fidler 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.