Edith Iglauer

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Edith Iglauer Daly (formerly Hamburger; March 10, 1917 – February 13, 2019) was an American writer who wrote several non-fiction books, including The New People: The Eskimo's Journey Into Our Time (1966);[1] Denison's Ice Road (1974),[2] a profile of the ice road engineer John Denison; and Seven Stones (1981), a profile of the architect Arthur Erickson.[3] She was also a freelance writer for The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, and Geist magazine.[4]

Early life and career[edit]

Edith Iglauer was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 10, 1917, to a family of German Jewish descent. She transferred to the Hathaway Brown School for Girls and subsequently pursued a bachelor's degree in political science at Wellesley College, followed by further education at the Columbia University School of Journalism.[5][6] Her interest in Eskimo culture led her to travel the northern climates extensively. Iglauer appeared as herself, along with John Denison, in the History Channel presentation, Ice Road Truckers.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Edith Iglauer Hamburger's second husband was Canadian fisherman John Daly, whom she featured in the book Fishing With John (1988), which was shortlisted for a Governor General's literary award. Widowed by Daly's sudden death on the dance floor, Iglauer later married widower Frank White, another self-reliant Canadian in the same coastal community where she had settled permanently. White died on October 18, 2015, aged 101, in Garden Bay, BC.[8] Iglauer turned 100 in March 2017[9], and died in Sechelt, British Columbia on February 13, 2019, aged 101.[10]


  1. ^ Iglauer, Edith (1966). The New People: The Eskimo's Journey Into Our Time. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
  2. ^ Iglauer, Edith (1974). Denison's Ice Road. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin.
  3. ^ Iglauer, Edith (1981). Seven Stones: A Portrait of Arthur Erickson, Architect (First ed.). Harbour. ISBN 978-0920080139.
  4. ^ "Edith Iglauer". Geist.com. Archived from the original on 2008-10-07.
  5. ^ Hawthorn, Tom (February 15, 2019). "New Yorker writer Edith Iglauer fell in love with Canada". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved February 18, 2019. (Subscription required (help)).
  6. ^ "Writer Edith Iglauer's legacy on the B.C. fishing village she made home". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. February 18, 2019. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  7. ^ Iglauer, Edith (1975). "About the Author". Denison's Ice Road. Dutton. ISBN 978-0-525-09006-9.
  8. ^ Staff (October 22, 2015). "Frank White passes at 101". Coast Reporter. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Jan Brinton (2017-03-18). "Edith Iglauer celebrates 100". coastreporter.net. Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  10. ^ "New Yorker writer Edith Iglauer fell in love with Canada". The Globe and Mail. 2019-02-16. Retrieved 2019-02-16.

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