What happens when a writer leaves their homeland for another? Four authors who have hung their hats in fresh fields come together to discuss the effect of their backgrounds and nomadic lives on their work. Join author and foreign correspondent Caroline Brothers (The Memory Stones), Chinese-Australian performer and writer Jenevieve Chang (The Good Girl of Chinatown), English-born author Sara Foster (The Hidden Hours) who now lives in Perth, and Australian author David Francis (Wedding Bush Road), who calls Los Angeles home.
Supported by Macquarie University.
Caroline Brothers (Australian)
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 ArgentinaÕs 1976 coup.
Jenevieve Chang (Australian)
Jenevieve Chang is an actor, writer and recovering showgirl. After skipping Australia to train in London, Jenevieve moved to Shanghai and became part of China's first vaudeville, variety and burlesque club, called 'Chinatown'. Returning to Australia, Jenevieve performed in Stories Then and Now, directed by Performance 4a's William Yang and Annette Shun Wah for the Sydney Writers' Festival in 2013. Most recently, Jenevieve starred in Monkey Baa Theatre's The Peasant Prince, the award-winning stage adaptation of Mao's Last Dancer. The Good Girl of Chinatown is her first book.