Raymond Abbott

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Raymond Abbott
BornRaymond Herbert Abbott
(1942-04-21) April 21, 1942 (age 77)
Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
EducationBachelor of Arts
Alma materUniversity of Massachusetts
Notable awardsWhiting Award
1985 Fiction
National Endowment for the Arts (1979)
SpouseMarye Dillon 1977-2004 (Divorced)
ChildrenCarolyn 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.

Abbott 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]



  • John Marvin, Raymond Abbott (1979). Death dances: two novellas on North American Indians. Apple-wood Press. ISBN 978-0-918222-07-7.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  • That day in Gordon: a novel. Vanguard Press. 1986. ISBN 978-0-8149-0924-9.
  • Black Hills Summer. Strathmoor Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0-9740718-0-0.
  • My Life Among the Indians. Strathmoor Press. 2005. ISBN 978-0-9740718-1-7.
  • Indian Stories. Strathmoor Press. 2006. ISBN 978-0-9740718-2-4.
  • Crazy Horse's Bones. Strathmoor Press. 2014. ISBN 978-0-9740718-3-1.

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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