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Edith Iglauer

Photo: Nancy Crampton 1988

Edith Iglauer was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been writing all her life. She graduated from Columbia University's School of Journalism and worked in Washington at the Office of War Information during WWII. She covered Mrs. Roosevelt at the White House and was a war correspondent briefly in the Mediterranean Theatre. Since then she has freelanced, chiefly for Harper's and The Atlantic Monthly, until she started writing for The New Yorker in 1961. She still believes that journalists are the watchdogs of democracy, and in the power of the still small voice.

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The Strangers Next Door. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 1991.
Fishing With John. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988.
Seven Stones: A Portrait of Arthur Edickson, Architect. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 1981.
Denison's Ice Road. New York and Toronto: EP Dutton/Clarke Irwin, 1975.
Inuit Journey. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1979.


Shortlisted, Governor General's Award, 1988.
Arts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Fine Arts of Literature, The Women's City Club of Cleveland, Ohio, 1983.
Outdoor Science Club Selection, 1975.
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