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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Beatriz Badikian-Gartler  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: 1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Illinois Connection

Badikian-Gartler received her doctorate in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a long time Chicago resident.

Biographical and Professional Information

Badikian-Gartler is a faculty member at Chicago's Roosevelt University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Newberry Library where she teaches literature, writing and women's studies. Today, she also teaches at Northwestern University in Evanston.

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Titles At Your Library

Akewa Is a Woman
ISBN: 1877636061

March Abrazo. 1983

Mapmaker Revisited
ISBN: 0964182513

Gladsome Books. 1999

A book of poetry by a premier poet. She uses poetry to describe where she has been, physically emotionally, and spiritually. It is a book that will make the reader travel with the author into the world of her experience.

Old Gloves: A 20th Century Saga
ISBN: 1933126167

Fractal Edge Press. 2005

Badikian, one Chicago's most prominent Latina writers and lecturers, tells in her first novel the story of one family's decades-long journey across three continents, from the horrific death march to rid Turkey of unwanted foreigners, through the South American childhood of the novelist's persona, to the nostalic farewell as the parents as the return to Greece and leave their Chicago and their daughter, who in the frame of the story is writing down the family stories. The writing is spare and uncompromising, but the simple style shows its power to convey heart-wrenching emotional content. This is a quiet masterpiece of careful and affective writing.


  • Named one of ''100 Women Making a Difference'' by Today's Chicago Woman magazine

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