Podcast: Delving into History

Podcast: Delving into History

Whether fiction or fact, personal narrative or sweeping saga – the stories behind how authors and journalists dig through history to find a tale that we connect with is always fascinating.

Here we have collated three such podcasts, from Natasha Lester’s sweeping historical romance, to Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason’s personal account of the Icelandic Sagas, to Paul Irish’s important book which sheds light on an unknown part of Australian history.

Delving into History

Natasha Lester

Her Mother’s Secret is the story of a brave young woman chasing a dream in the face of society’s disapproval. Cheryl Akle and Natasha Lester talk in depth about the writing process, the book publishing world and why Natasha is drawn to historical Fiction.

Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason

In Saga Land, journalist Richard Fidler teams up with his friend, Kári Gíslason, a half Icelandic writer and academic, to travel across Iceland and gather fascinating tales that blend ancient and contemporary Iceland with a page-turning family mystery.

Cheryl Akle talks with Richard and Kari about their recently published book, ‘Saga Land’. They talk about the food, culture, and history of Iceland; what makes it funny and unique; and how their travels around Iceland fed their friendship.

Paul Irish

Contrary to what you may think, local Aboriginal people did not lose their culture and die out within decades of Governor Phillip’s arrival in Sydney in 1788. Cheryl Akle and Paul Irish talk about Sydney History, Aboriginal identity, and Paul’s new book, ‘Hidden In Plain View’.

Related Articles

Summer Podcast Playlist: Great Historical Fiction Authors

Podcast | Book Life

17 December 2019

Summer Podcast Playlist: Great Historical Fiction Authors

    Podcast: Author  Paula Saunders Talks About the Complexities of Families and Modern America

    Podcast

    18 September 2019

    Podcast: Author Paula Saunders Talks About the Complexities of Families and Modern America

      Podcast: Adele Ferguson Talks About Journalism and her Investigations into Banks

      Podcast

      28 August 2019

      Podcast: Adele Ferguson Talks About Journalism and her Investigations into Banks

        Podcast: Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018 and 2019, Morris Gleitzman talks about Writing Children's Fiction.

        Podcast

        15 August 2019

        Podcast: Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018 and 2019, Morris Gleitzman talks about Writing Children's Fiction.

          Podcast: Tara June Winch on Being a Wiradjuri Author Living in France

          Podcast

          7 August 2019

          Podcast: Tara June Winch on Being a Wiradjuri Author Living in France

            Podcast: Teacher and Writer Gabbi Stroud on Why the Education System is Broken

            Podcast

            7 August 2019

            Podcast: Teacher and Writer Gabbi Stroud on Why the Education System is Broken

              Do You Dream of Writing a Book? Win Your Own Scrivener Software

              News

              1 August 2019

              Do You Dream of Writing a Book? Win Your Own Scrivener Software

                New 6-Part Podcast Series: Better Reading On Writing (You Asked For It!)

                Podcast

                25 July 2019

                New 6-Part Podcast Series: Better Reading On Writing (You Asked For It!)

                  Podcast: Ava Benny-Morrison Discusses the Shocking Case that Inspired her to Write her Book, The Lost Girls.

                  Podcast

                  17 July 2019

                  Podcast: Ava Benny-Morrison Discusses the Shocking Case that Inspired her to Write her Book, The Lost Girls.

                    Podcast: Bolinda Audio Founder, Rebecca Hermann, on Why Audio Books are Here to Stay

                    Podcast

                    10 July 2019

                    Podcast: Bolinda Audio Founder, Rebecca Hermann, on Why Audio Books are Here to Stay

                      Kári Gíslason
                      About the author

                      Kári Gíslason

                      Kári Gíslason is a memoirist, travel writer and creative writing teacher who lectures in creative writing and literary studies at QUT. He is the author of The Promise of Iceland and The Ash Burner.

                      Books by Kári Gíslason

                      Richard Fidler
                      About the author

                      Richard Fidler

                      Richard Fidler is a well-known Australian ABC radio presenter, best known for his hour-long interview program, Conversations with Richard Fidler.

                      Books by Richard Fidler

                      Natasha Lester
                      About the author

                      Natasha Lester

                      Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive before returning to university to study creative writing. She completed a Master of Creative Arts as well as her first novel, What Is Left Over, After, which won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for Fiction. Her second novel, If I Should Lose You, was published in 2012, followed by A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald in 2016, Her Mother's Secret in 2017 and the Top 10 Australian bestseller The Paris Seamstress in 2018. The Age described Natasha as 'a remarkable Australian talent' and her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals.In her spare time Natasha loves to teach writing, is a sought after public speaker and can often be found playing dress-ups with her three children. She lives in Perth. For all the latest news from Natasha, visit www.natashalester.com.au, follow her on Twitter @Natasha_Lester, or Instagram (natashalesterauthor), or join the readers who have become Natasha's friend on Facebook.

                      Books by Natasha Lester

                      COMMENTS

                      Leave a Reply

                      Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *