Raymond Abbott

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Raymond Abbott
Born Raymond Herbert Abbott
(1942-04-21) April 21, 1942 (age 76)
Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation Author
Language English
Education Bachelor of Arts
Alma mater University of Massachusetts
Period 1979–
Genre Fiction
Notable awards

Whiting Award
1985 Fiction

National Endowment for the Arts (1979)
Spouse Marye Dillon 1977-2004 (Divorced)
Children Carolyn Dillon Abbott Schwent

Raymond Abbott (born April 21, 1942) is an American novelist.


Raymond Herbert Abbott was born in Newburyport, April 21, 1942. He was the son of Myron E., a ship worker, and Evelyn (Foley). He was educated at the University of Massachusetts in 1965 with a B.A. and University of Kentucky graduate studies, 1967–68. He is a member of the Authors Guild. He currently resides in Louisville, KY.

He volunteered at Rosebud Indian Reservation in 1965–66, then community development director in Transitional Housing Program for Sioux tribe at Rosebud, 1966–67. After that, he became an elementary schoolteacher in Lost Creek, KY, 1967–68, followed by being a social worker for the city of Louisville, KY, 1967–68. He then became a social worker in Massachusetts: Pittsfield (1969–70), South End, 1970–73, and finally Newburyport, (1973–).[1]



He also is contributes to North American Review, Blue Cloud Quarterly, and Phoenix.



"Much of my inspiration ... for my first three novels came from living for several years on a Sioux reservation in South Dakota.... My interest is to become a good story teller." [1]


  1. ^ a b Contemporary Authors Online. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale. 2001. ISBN 978-0-7876-3995-2. 

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