Author(s): Michael King
This superlative biography by Michael King is a major publishing event.
Janet Frame is of course New Zealand's most celebrated but also least public writer. She is the author of a series of brilliant novels and the award-winning An Angel At My Table autobiographical series, but she is also a personal mystery - a recluse and a person who has known the abyss of mental illness.
Michael King's book is all that could have been hoped for, an inspiring biography of astonishing intimacy and frankness which explains how Frame was able to climb out from the depths of mental illness and become one of the greatest writers of her time.
Just as Frame's own writing takes readers to the boundaries of the knowable, so this fine book penetrates deeply into the mind and character of its subject. First published 2000.
Winner of Book Data New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2001 and Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Readers' Choice Award 2001 and Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Montana Medal for Non-Fiction 2001.