Saga Land

by Richard Fidler Kari Gislason

On Sale: 23/10/2017

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About the Book

'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.

Praise For Fidler & Gíslason

'We already know Fidler is an interviewer of great empathy, now we know he mirrors that skill on the page, too.' Andrew McMillan, The Australian

'Kári's descriptions of Iceland are so beautiful that one is tempted to pack up and go there.' Bev Blaauw, Cairns Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733338236
  • ISBN 10: 0733338232
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 23/10/2017
  • Pages: 480
  • List Price: 39.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Humanities / History

Biography

Richard Fidler presents 'Conversations with Richard Fidler', an in-depth, up-close-and-personal interview program broadcast across Australia on ABC Radio. It is one of the most popular podcasts in Australia, with over five million downloaded programs every month. Richard is the author of the bestselling book Ghost Empire.


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Kari Gíslason is a writer and academic who lectures in Creative Writing at QUT.  Kari 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.


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