Raymond Fraser was born on May 8, 1941, in Chatham, New Brunswick and died on October 22, 2018.
He was a Canadian author.
He published fourteen books of fiction, three of non-fiction, and eight poetry collections.
His writings were been praised by such literary figures as Farley Mowat, Irving Layton, Louis Dudek, Alden Nowlan, Sheila Watson, Leonard Cohen, Hugh Garner, and Michael Cook.
Raymond Fraser went to St. Thomas University where in his first year he played on the varsity hockey and football groups, and in his lesser year was co-manager with John Brebner of the understudy artistic magazine Tom-Tom.
His 20-year correspondence and kinship with the writer Alden Nowlan date from this period.
During the sixties, Fraser filled in as a lab specialist, a secondary teacher, and as proofreader and independent essayist for various newspaper newspapers.
While living in Montreal in 1966, Fraser and writer Leroy Johnson established the artistic magazine Intercourse: Contemporary Canadian Writing.
Fraser was one of the organizers of the Montreal Story Tellers Fiction Performance Group in 1971 and the Rank Outsiders Poetry Extravaganza. Fraser first book of fiction, The Black Horse Tavern (1973), was distributed in Montreal by Ingluvin Publications.
Fraser passed on in Fredericton, New Brunswick, at 77 years old.