Join 2018 Ockham Award winner Diana Wichtel in conversation with Elizabeth Knox about her long search to find out what happened to her father.
Canadian-born Wichtel’s search for her father, who had miraculously survived the Holocaust, became an obsession as she painstakingly uncovered information about his past. Her story is a deep reflection on the meaning of family, the trauma of loss, and the insistence of memory.
Is it better to know, or more bearable not to?
Diana Wichtel is a multi-award-winning journalist, and a feature writer and television critic at New Zealand Listener. After gaining a Master of Arts at the University of Auckland, she tutored English before launching into a career in journalism. She is a former columnist at New Zealand Herald, television reviewer for Radio Live, and dialogue writer for television. She was awarded a 2016 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship. She lives in Auckland with her partner, Chris Barton.