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. 

Caroline Brothers (Australian)

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Caroline Brothers is a novelist, historian and foreign correspondent who has worked in Europe and Latin America. She has contributed to Meanjin and The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as The New York Times and The Guardian. She has also been a reporter and an editor at the International New York Times in Paris. Caroline is the author of War and Photography, and the novel Hinterland, which won a McKitterick award and has been translated into German, Italian, Dutch and Czech. Her new novel, The Memory Stones, tells the story of The Disappeared following Argentina’s 1976 coup.

Kate Evans (Australian)

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Kate Evans is a broadcaster on ABC RN's Books and Arts and Books Plus programs. She has a PhD in history, a lot of books, and many questions.