Author(s): Janet Frame
These stories, when first published, won the Hubert Church Award, saving Janet Frame from an impending lobotomy. Now, for the first time, they appear in the same book as her only published collection of poems. This is a beautifully produced volume that offers an ideal introduction to her work; a must-have for every NZ home and library.
Janet Frame was born in Dunedin in 1924. She was the author of eleven novels, five collections of stories, a volume of poetry and a children's book. She was a Burns Scholar and a Sargeson Fellow and won the New Zealand Scholarship in Letters and the Hubert Church Award for Prose. She was made a CBE in 1983 for services to literature, awarded an honorary doctorate of literature from Otago University in 1978, and one from Waikato University in 1992. She received New Zealand's highest civil honour in 1990 when she was made a Member of the Order of New Zealand. Janet Frame died in January 2004.