Fraser, Sylvia (1935–)

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Fraser, Sylvia (1935–)

Canadian novelist. Born Sylvia Nicholas, Mar 8, 1935, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; dau. of George Nicholas and Gladys Olive Meyers; educated at University of Western Ontario; m. Russell James Fraser, 1959.

Worked as a journalist; was guest lecturer at Banff Centre, writer-in-residence at University of Western Ontario, a member of Canadian cultural delegation to China (1985) and vice-president of Writers' Development Trust; writings include Pandora (1972), The Candy Factory (1975), A Casual Affair: A Modern Fairytale (1978), The Emperor's Virgin (1980), Berlin Solstice (1984), My Father's House: A Memoir of Incest and Healing (1987), The Book of Strange (1992), The Ancestral Suitcase (1996), The Rope in the Water: A Pilgrimage to India (2001) and The Green Labyrinth: Exploring the Mysteries of the Amazon (2003).

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