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Carla Power      

Journalist and Author; Finalist for National Book Award

Power holds an M.Phil. from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University in Modern Middle Eastern Studies, as well as degrees from Yale and Columbia. Married, with two children, she lives in England.

A journalist specializing in Muslim societies, global social issues and culture, Carla Power is the author of If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran, an account of her year spent studying with the traditional Islamic scholar Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi. She writes for Time and is a former correspondent for Newsweek, where she produced award-winning stories, reporting from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Her essays have appeared in a wide range of publications, from Vogue and O: The Oprah Magazine to The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, and Foreign Policy.


Author: Ancient Texts Argue For An Islamic Feminist Movement : NPR

Journalist Carla Power has been studying the Koran. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with her about her book, If Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a ...

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