Raymond Carver (1938­–1988) was an major American short story writer and poet of the late 20th century and a major force in the revitalization of the American short story in literature in the 1980s.

Article: Raymond Carver interviewed by Mona Simpson, Lewis Buzbee, “The Art of Fiction No. 76,” Paris Review 1983.

Raymond Carver lives in a large, two-story, wood-shingled house on a quiet street in Syracuse, New York. The front lawn slopes down to the sidewalk. A new Mercedes sits in the driveway. An older VW, the other household car, gets parked on the street. The entrance to the house is through a large, screened-in porch. Inside, the furnishings are almost without character. Everything matches—cream-colored couches, a glass coffee table. Tess Gallagher, the writer with whom Raymond Carver lives, collects peacock feathers and sets them in vases throughout the house—the most noticeable decorative attempt. Our suspicions were confirmed; Carver told us that all the furniture was purchased and delivered in one day….

Read more: Raymond Carver, The Art of Fiction, Paris Review 1983

See also
Raymond Carver, http://www.famousauthors.org/raymond-carver
Lewis Buzbee, http://www.lewisbuzbee.com/lewisbuzbee.com/ and
Mona Simpson, http://monasimpson.com/