Edith Iglauer’s Most Notable Works
A spotlight on the writer’s Canadian writings and musings
THE FOLLOWING are just a few of Edith Iglauer’s most notable works on Canada, its people, and its landscape:
• “Prime Minister/Premier Ministre” (1969, New Yorker): A profile piece written about the then newly elected 15th Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau.
• “Seven Stones” (1979, New Yorker): A profile piece written about Canadian architect Arthur Erickson.
• Inuit Journey (1979): A book describing the formation of the first Inuit-owned and run cooperatives to produce and promote their own artworks in Ungava Bay, Quebec.
• Denison’s Ice Road (1975): A book detailing her arduous journey from Yellowknife to Great Bear Lake, through ice and snow, traversing the length of a 325-mile road above the Arctic Circle, as it was being built.
• Fishing with John (1988): A book depicting Iglauer’s time spent with her second husband, John Daly, on his salmon trawler, and her growing love for him and this life.
• “Snowed in at Sylvia” (1997, Geist): Her first piece published in Geist describing her experience in Sylvia Hotel during a snowstorm and her meeting with her third husband Frank White.
• “The Prime Minister Accepts” (2007, Geist): A piece describing a dinner in Iglauer’s home in November 1969 in New York, with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Barbra Streisand.
• “The Ambient Air” (1968, New Yorker): Science based exposé of air pollution in New York in the 1960s, which changed the clean-air law in the city.
About the author
Sabina Seyidova is the social media editor at the Ryerson Review of Journalism. She is completing her master of journalism degree. She interned for York Region, a branch of Star Metroland Media and with CBC’s London bureau. She speaks three languages, enjoys reading, photography and is interested in the arts, culture, politics and international affairs.