Elly Fishman

Elly Fishman worked as a senior editor and writer at Chicago magazine. Her features have won numerous awards including a City Regional Magazine Award for her article “Welcome to Refugee High,” her first report on the students and faculty at Chicago’s Roger C. Sullivan High School. Refugee High: Coming of Age in America (The New Press) is based on the article, and won the prestigious Studs and Ida Terkel Prize for a first book in the public interest. A Chicago native and graduate of the University of Chicago, Fishman currently lives in Milwaukee with her husband and their dog and teaches in the Journalism Department at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

News and Reviews

Washington Post

Read a review of Refugee High in the Washington Post.

Borderless Magazine

Read an excerpt from Refugee High in Borderless Magazine

Books by Elly Fishman

Refugee High
Coming of Age in America

Elly Fishman