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.