Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edwin Black  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Born in Chicago, Edwin was raised in Jewish neighborhoods in the area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Edwin Black is a syndicated columnist, and journalist specializing in the historical interplay between economics and politics in the Middle East, petroleum policy, the abuses practiced by corporations, and the financial underpinnings of Nazi Germany, among other topics. Black's eight works of non-fiction have been translated into an array of non-English languages, including French, Polish, Hungarian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, and Hebrew.[1]Black began working as a professional journalist while still in high school, later attending university where he further developed the craft. In the late 1970s he was a founder of the investigative magazine, The Chicago Monthly. He also was a frequent freelance contributor to the four major Chicago newspapers of the day, the Tribune, the Daily News, the Sun-Times, and Chicago Today, as well as such weeklies as Chicago Reader and Chicago Magazine

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Carl Sandburg Award, ''The Transfer Agreement'' *American Society of Journalists and Authors, Best Nonfiction Investigative Book , ''IBM and the Holocaust'' *World Affairs Council-Great Lakes, ''War Against the Weak''