On Thursday 2 March, Iceland’s Thordis Elva and Australia’s Tom Stranger reveal to conversational maestro Richard Fidler their unique and unprecedented collaboration as survivor and perpetrator.
They were an ordinary teenage couple, until one evening when Tom raped Thordis. Without a single word about the betrayal, they separated and tried to forget. Seventeen years on, and after hundreds of searingly honest emails, they flew from opposite sides of the globe to meet up and work through their guilt, shame and pain. Their journey, chronicled in their joint memoir South of Forgiveness, is a true story of finding hope even in the most wounded of places.