Saga Land

Saga Land

by Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 23/10/2017


'I adored this book - a wondrous compendium of Iceland's best sagas' - Hannah Kent A new friendship. An unforgettable journey. A beautiful and bloody history.

This is Iceland as you've never read it before ...

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 Kari's Icelandic father that might connect him to the greatest of the saga authors.

General & world history
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
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ABC Books
Richard Fidler

Richard Fidler presents Conversations with Richard Fidler , an in-depth, up close and personal interview program broadcast across Australia on ABC Radio.

He's interviewed prime ministers, astronauts, writers and scientists, but the program often features remarkable people who are unknown to the wider world.

The program is the most popular podcast in Australia, with over a million downloaded programs every month.

In another life Richard was a member of Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS), which played to audiences all over the world. 

Kari Gislason

Kari Gislason is a memoirist, a travel writer, and a creative writing teacher.

He has taught English literature and writing at the University of Iceland, the University of Queensland, and Bond University and currently lectures in creative writing and literary studies at Queensland University of Technology. He is the author of The Promise of Iceland.

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