Boy In the Moon: Ian Brown

Boy In the Moon: Ian Brown

Ian Brown’s son, Walker, was born with a genetic mutation so rare that doctors call it an orphan syndrome: perhaps one hundred people around the world live with it. In his moving account, The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search for His Disabled Son, Brown describes Walker’s life and how his family help him live it.

The Canadian journalist and broadcaster joined Hilary Harper for a conversation about disability, expectation, power and control. They discuss non-verbal communication, Brown’s vision for an integrated high care community, and what it takes to rediscover your own needs after focussing completely on another’s.


Portrait of Ian Brown

Ian Brown

Ian Brown is a Canadian journalist, broadcaster and father.

Portrait of Hilary Harper

Hilary Harper

Hilary Harper has a degree in English Literature and Cultural Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing, and 30 years’ experience in radio. She’s been at the ABC since 2005. She’s covered everything from news and current affairs to traffic reporting, arts, health, gardening, science, finance, education, relationships, parenting, and much discussion of food.

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