seli se u Kaliforniju, a pisanjem se počinje baviti oko 1960. Poet and short-story writer Raymond Carver was born in the logging town of Clatskanie, Oregon, and grew up in Yakima, Washington. He was married and the father of two before he was 20, and he held a number of low-paying jobs: he "picked tulips, pumped gas, swept hospital corridors, swabbed toilets, [and] managed an apartment complex," according to Bruce Weber in a New York Times Magazine ... Raymond Carver is one of the best known short story writers ever.
VIII. 1988).U kratkim pričama sakupljenima u zbirkama Hoćeš li, molim, ušutjeti, molim te? (Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, 1976), O čemu govorimo kad govorimo o ljubavi (What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, 1981), Katedrala (Cathedral, 1984) i Odakle zovem (Where I'm Calling From ... Early life, 1938 - 1958.