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Diana Wichtel

Diana Wichtel is an award-winning feature writer and television critic with the New Zealand Listener. She was joint recipient in 2016 of the Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship, which enabled her to write the memoir, Driving to Treblinka: A Long Search for a Lost Father, about the impact of the Holocaust on her family. The book won the Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction and the E.H. McCormick Prize for Best First Book General Non-Fiction at the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Diana moved from Canada to New Zealand with her mother and siblings in 1964. Auckland has become her permanent home where she lives with her partner, children and grandchildren.

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