Caroline Brothers draws on her experience as a historian and foreign correspondent to illuminate in fiction the terrible real-life events surrounding ‘the disappeared’ following Argentina’s 1976 coup. The Memory Stones charts the disintegration of a successful middle-class family as members flee and others vanish following the military takeover. She talks to ABC RN’s Kate Evans about the themes of displacement and war in her work, which echo today’s global crisis as millions flee their homes seeking a better life. 

Kate Evans (Australian)

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Kate Evans presents The Bookshelf on ABC RN with Cassie McCullagh, after years of interviewing writers for RN Books and Arts and Books Plus, as well as working across a whole slew of other RN programs. She regularly appears on stage in conversation with writers and artists. She has a PhD in history, cannot get through a day without reading fiction, and has a wildly idiosyncratic system of shelving and piling up books.