Sylvia Fraser, born in Hamilton, is a novelist, journalist and travel writer. In her long year career as a journalist, she has written hundreds of articles, beginning as a Feature Writer for The Toronto Star Weekly (1957–68), and continuing with articles for many other magazines and newspapers including The Globe & Mail, Saturday Night, Chatelaine, the Walrus and Toronto Life. She served on the Arts Advisory Panel to Canada Council, was a founding member of The Writers’ Union of Canada and for many years was on the executive of The Writers' Trust, a charitable organization for the support of Canadian authors and literature. Fraser lives in Toronto.
Major works include:
2003 - The green labyrinth : exploring the mysteries of the Amazon (Non-fiction)
2001 - The rope in the wate : a pilgrimage to India (Non-fiction)
1998 - Tom and Francine : a love story (Fiction)
1997 - A Woman's place : seventy years in the lives of Canadian women (Non-fiction)
1996 - The ancestral suitcase (Non-fiction)
1992 - The Quest for the fourth monkey: a thinkers guide to the psychic and spiritual revolution (Non-fiction)
1992 - The book of strange (Non-fiction)
1987 - My father's house: a memoir of incest and of healing (Non-fiction)
1984 - Berlin Solstice: a nove (Fiction)
1980 - The emperor's virgin: a novel (Fiction)
1978 - A casual affair: a modern fairytale (Fiction)
1975 - The candy factory (Fiction)
1972 - Pandora : a novel (Fiction)
Women's Press Club, 1967 and '68.
President's Medal, for Canadian journalism, 1968
Canadian Authors' Association Non-Fiction Book Award, 1987 for My Father's House.
Feminist Book Fortnight Selection, U.K., 1987. My Father's House
American Library Association Booklist Medal,1994, for 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 The Matt Cohen A Writer’s Life Award for lifetime literary achievement