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In a special Melbourne Writer's Festival event on Friday, May 5, beloved writer, broadcaster and Conversations host Richard Fidler will shed light on his latest masterwork of historical non-fiction, The Book of Roads and Kingdoms at Vision Australia's Kooyong location. 

Fidler will be joined on stage by Astrid Edwards, bringing to life the story of medieval wanderers who travelled to the edges of the known world during Islam’s fabled Golden Age, expertly weaving beautiful and thrilling pictures of a dazzling lost world with the tale of an empire’s rise and devastating fall. 

In this podcast highlight, Stella Glorie speaks to Richard about the book, the motivation behind it and what people can expect from the event. 

Listen to the interview on Omny, or via the player below:

 Tickets are still available for the in-person event for library members with online tickets available for the general public

The Book of Roads and Kingdoms is available in the Vision Australia Library collection, gloriously narrated by Richard Fidler.