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Sylvia Fraser

Photo: self 2009

My Father's House: a Memoir of Incest and of Healing (1987) Doubleday Canada, Harper & Collins. Houghton Mifflin, U.S., Harper & Row, U.S. Virago Press, U.K. Forum of Stockholm. Claassen, Germany, Fischer Taschenbuch, Germany. EK Publishers, Holland. Armenia Editore, Milan. Additions de l'homme, Quebec. Am Oved, Tel-Aviv.
The Book of Strange, Doubleday Canada (1992), reprinted in the U.S. as The Quest for the Fourth Monkey, Key Porter Books.
The Rope in the Water (2001) Thomas Allen & Son. Roli Books, India.
The Green Labyrinth (2003) Thomas Allen & Son.
Chasing the Cure (2010). Key Porter Books (coauthor William Bengston). Published in the U.S. as The Energy Cure.

Pandora (1972) M & S, New Canadian Library. Little Brown Boston.
The Candy Factory (l975) M&S. New American Library.
A Casual Affair (1978) M & S. New American Library
The Emperor's Virgin (1980) M & S, Seal-Bantam. Doubleday NY, Dell, NY.
Berlin Solstice (1984. M & S, Seal-Bantam.
The Ancestral Suitcase (1996) Key Porter Books; Ehrenwirth Verlag.

CHILDREN'S FICTION: Tom & Francine (1998) Key Porter Books.

EDITOR: A Woman's Place: seventy years in the lives of Canadian Women (1997) Key Porter Books.

JOURNALISM: Sylvia Fraser has written hundreds of articles, beginning as a Feature Writer for The Toronto Star Weekly (1957-68), and including such publications as The Globe & Mail, Saturday Night, Chatelaine, The Walrus, Vancouver Magazine, Reader’s Digest and Toronto Life.

Sylvia Fraser taught creative writing for many years at Banff Centre and at various university workshops. She has participated in extensive media tours, given lectures and readings throughout Canada, the United States, Britain and Sweden. She has served on the Arts Advisory Panel to Canada Council and was a member of Canada Council's 1985 Cultural Delegation to China. For many years, she was on the executive of The Writers' Trust for the support of Canadian authors and literature.

Women's Press Club, l967 and 1968.
President's Medal, for Canadian journalism, l968
Canadian Authors' Association Non-Fiction Book Award, 1987, My Father's House.
Feminist Book Fortnight Selection, U.K., 1988 My Father's House.
American Library Association Booklist Medal, 1994, The Quest for the Fourth Monkey.
National Magazine Gold Medal, 1994 , 2004, 2005
National Magazine Silver Medal, 1996 & 2002
Western Magazine Gold Medal, 2006.
Phoenix Women Rising Award, 2007 inaugural, Sexual Abuse Centre, London, Ontario.
The Matt Cohen A Writer’s Life Award, lifetime literary achievement, 2008.

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