Richard Fidler

Richard is a presenter of Conversations on ABC Radio, which attracts a large listening audience around the nation, and is the ABC’s most popular podcast.
Richard is also the author of several bestselling books that blend history with travel memoir and mythology. His first book, Ghost Empire (2016) brings to life the lost city of Constantinople and its dramatic fall in 1453. This was followed by, Saga Land (2018), co-authored with his friend Kári Gíslason, a journey into the sagas of Iceland. The Golden Maze (2020) tells the tumultuous story of the city of Prague, inspired by his experience of the city’s dramatic Velvet Revolution of 1989.
Richard’s most recent book, The Book of Roads & Kingdoms is the story of the medieval wanderers who travelled out to the edges of the known world during Islam's fabled Golden Age.