Alexander Frater

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Alexander Frater
BornAlexander Russell Frater
(1937-01-03)3 January 1937
Port Vila, New Hebrides
Died1 January 2020(2020-01-01) (aged 82)
OccupationWriter and journalist
NationalityBritish and Australian[1]
EducationScotch College, Melbourne
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne
Notable awardsNumerous, listed below left
PartnerMarlis (d. 2011)

Alexander Russell Frater (3 January 1937 – 1 January 2020) was a British-Australian travel writer and journalist.[2] He was known as 'the funniest man who wrote for Punch since the war'. Frater was best known for his books and for documentaries he wrote and produced for the BBC and ABC.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Although born to British parents, Frater also holds an Australian passport as shown in The Last African Flying Boat at YouTube
  2. "Alexander Frater". Penguin Random House. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. "Alexander Frater author biography". BookBrowse. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  4. "Alexander Frater". IMDb. Retrieved 22 June 2019.