Janet Frame is one of New Zealand's famous writers. This week Dovegreyreader has interviewed Pamela Gordon, Janet Frame's niece and executor, to find out more about this talented, fascinating and sometimes misunderstood author. From knitting to Johnny Cash, from how she wrote to her sense of humour, find out more about Janet Frame. Says Dovegreyreader, Frame is 'an author I have really grown to love, respect and cherish and I really hope some of you will discover her too if you haven't already.'
Virago Modern Classics publishes her autobiography, An Angel at My Table (introduced by Jane Campion), hailed as 'one of the great autobiographies of the twentieth century', novels Faces in the Water (introduced by Hilary Mantel), Living in the Maniototo, introduced by Linda Grant, and her posthumously published novel Towards Another Summer. Also the most comprehensive volume of her short stories, The Daylight and the Dust (introduced by Michele Roberts).
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