Monthly Archives: February 2017

Warren Unna, devoted ICWA Fellow and Trustee, 1923 – 2017

Past Fellow and Trustee Warren Unna – a devoted friend of the Institute, its staff and members – died on February 9th at age 93. Warren was an ICWA Fellow from 1958-59 and had two stints as an ICWA Trustee from 1981-87 and from 1990-96. He served as Board Chair over the period, 1983-85. Throughout his long life, Warren never forgot his attachment …

At the Cairo Book Fair

“Cairo writes, Beirut publishes, and Baghdad reads,” goes the adage. At the Cairo International Book Fair, where hundreds of publishers and thousands of readers gather each winter, everybody writes, publishes, and reads.

While the sclerotic institutions of state-funded culture remain conservative forces with an outsized role in Egyptian letters, independent publishers continue to push the limits and introduce new voices from within and without the Arab region. At the fair, you can find the latest catalogues of free presses from across the Arab and Muslim world, periodicals from a century ago, or quirky delights like contemporary children’s books from Syria or Yemen—that is, if you can find your way around the colossal fairgrounds. Since there is no map or guide—at least not one that’s of any use—let me give you a tour.
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Malia Politzer Wins National Magazine Award!

ICWA is thrilled to announce that recent Fellow Malia Politzer (2013-2015) has just won a prestigious National Magazine Award (known as ‘the Ellies’) for her Huffington Post article, ‘The 21st Century Gold Rush: How the Refugee Crisis is Changing the World Economy.’  Co-written with Emily Kassie, the article won the award in the Multimedia …