01 February 2004

Janet Frame (1924-2004)

Sad news: the great New Zealand writer Janet Frame has died. Frame chronicled the inner space of anxiety and madness as well as anyone ever has, in brilliant novels such as Faces in the Water and Scented Gardens for the Blind. She achieved some fame when her autobiography was filmed by Jane Campion as An Angel at My Table, and recently she was the subject of a major biography and made the short-list for the Nobel Prize. For more information, see the New Zealand Book Council website.

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