In the Name of Allah
Most Gracious-Most Merciful
Irving Karchmar is the son of Holocaust survivors who became a darvish of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order in 1992. He has been a writer, editor, publisher and poet for many years. He has an M.A. in Philosophy from DePaul University in Chicago, and has worked on such varied magazines as Hustler and the American Bar Associationís Human Rights magazine. Between 1977 and 1985, he published Fantastic Films magazine, a journal of Science Fiction and fantasy movies and television. In 1986, Mr. Karchmar was on the staff that won the Trade Magazine Press Editors Award for work on the ABAís Barrister magazine. In the same year, he published his first poetry collection, It Was Mostly You. Since 2006, he has written the popular Darvish blog, and is a full member of the Islamic Writers Alliance (IWA).
Organization and Group Membership/Affiliations
Islamic Writers Alliance, Inc.
Mr. Karchmarís first novel, Master of the Jinn, has so far been translated and published in seven languages: Russian, Turkish, Indonesian, German, Croatian, Spanish, and Malayalam, the language of the Kerala state of India. It is also published in India in English.