Richard Fidler

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Renowned ABC broadcaster Richard Fidler (appearing via live stream) talks to Geoff Hutchison about The Golden Maze, his deeply nostalgic history of Prague. In a pre-COVID world, Richard returns to Europe’s most instagrammed city to wander the streets, recalling his time there in 1989 during the heady weeks of the Velvet Revolution. The book takes off from here, providing a personally curated guide through gothic towers, baroque palaces and zig-zag lanes.

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Richard Fidler

Richard Fidler is the author of the best-selling books Ghost Empire and Saga Land, a journey into the sagas of Iceland, co-written with Kári Gíslason, which was awarded the 2018 Indie Book Award for non-fiction. Richard is best known as the presenter of Conversations on ABC Radio. The program attracts a large listening audience around the nation and is the most popular podcast in Australia. In another life Richard was a member of Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS), which played to audiences all over the world. His new book, The Golden Maze, is a biography of Prague, which was inspired by his experience of the city’s 1989 Velvet Revolution.

Time & Location

Sat 20 Feb

Watch at Home



  • Pay What You Can

    • Suggested Price: $19

This is a watch at home event and tickets purchased are for the virtual event only. 

To purchase tickets to the in venue event held at His Majesty's Theatre please see here

To buy this book and others go to our Festival bookseller Boffins Books.


Pay What You Can | Our suggested price is $19 but you can choose to pay any amount you’d like – from $0. Any amount you pay above $19 will be used to ensure that other people are able to attend Festival events where cost is normally a barrier

Richard Fidler is appearing via live stream.

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  • Supported by Boffins Books

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