Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'Conversations with Richard Fidler takes you into the exceptional lives of people you′ve never met... people who were living ordinary lives when Something Happened. There′s an explorer who mapped Antarctica in the fifties, with heavy woollen clothing and dog sleds under the shimmering polar sky; a principal who brought philosophy to every part of her primary school′s curriculum and saw the children benefit academically and emotionally; the casting director who discovered as a schoolgirl that her father had been importing large amounts of heroin when police raided the family home; the cartoonist and artist Bill Leak who recounts his bizarre hallucinatory experience of recovering from a head injury ; a community activist and former gangster who experienced a religious moment when a gun was put to his head; and a man who decided to set off in a kayak one day from the Victorian border and kept going all the way to Papua New Guinea.

'In this collection of fifteen stories, Richard Fidler skill as an interviewer is revealed as he draws out people′s deepest hopes and fears, and their stories of ingenuity, failure, triumph and loss.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Books , 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Bill Leak : It Just Gets Funnier and Funnier, Richard Fidler (interviewer), 2010 single work interview (p. 1-15)
Krissy Kneen : Sex and Magic, Richard Fidler (interviewer), 2010 single work interview (p. 16-31)
Wayne Bennett : The People You Have Around You, Richard Fidler (interviewer), 2010 single work interview (p. 254-271)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Books , 2010 .
      Extent: xiii, 271p.p.
      ISBN: 9780733325823 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Happy Hour Sacha Molitorisz , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 5 September 2010; (p. 5)
Easy Listener Phil Brown , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 12 - 18 May no. 783 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Conversations with Richard Fidler : In-Depth Interviews from the Popular ABC Radio Show Richard Fidler 2010 selected work interview
Easy Listener Phil Brown , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 12 - 18 May no. 783 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Conversations with Richard Fidler : In-Depth Interviews from the Popular ABC Radio Show Richard Fidler 2010 selected work interview
Happy Hour Sacha Molitorisz , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 5 September 2010; (p. 5)
Last amended 31 Jan 2011
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