Janet Frame

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Birthday
28, 1924
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Jan 29, 2004 (79)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1924
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Jan 29, 2004 (79)

About

A New Zealand-born author, poet, and novelist, she is known for such works as Owls Do Cry and The Pocket Mirror. She was a recipient of the Hubert Church Prose Award.

Before Fame

She enrolled in a teacher training course at the Dunedin College of Education in 1943. She received a national literary prize for her debut work, The Lagoon and Other Stories.

Trivia

She suffered from schizophrenia and narrowly escaped a lobotomy.

Family Life

She was one of five children born into a working-class New Zealand family of Scottish heritage.

Associated With

Her three autobiographies inspired the 1990 film An Angel at My Table, directed by Jane Campion.