Wibke Bruhns was born in 1938 in Halberstadt. She has worked as a journalist in both TV and print and as a TV presenter and news reader. She worked as a correspondent for Stern magazine in the United States and Israel and headed the culture section at one of Germany's largest television stations, ORB. She has two grown daughters and now lives and works as a freelance writer in Berlin.
"A literary feat of extraordinary courage. . . . An intimate glimpse into the heart of darkness. . . . Illuminating." -The Washington Times"A clear-eyed portrait of a flawed man living in complex-and nightmarish-times." -Newsday"In a time of bogus memoirs that, when exposed to air, crumble before Oprah's baleful glare, My Father's Country is the genuine article." -Chicago Sun-Times"Fascinating. . . . For anyone interested in the German psyche between the wars . . . [this] should be compelling reading." -Providence Journal "A searing, painful inquiry.... Riveting and heartbreaking."-Booklist