Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Frame's legacy "exquisite and compelling writing"

Date: 29 January 2004

Janet Frame leaves rich legacy of “exquisite and compelling writing”

Janet Frame, who died in Dunedin this morning, has left New Zealand and the rest of the world a rich legacy of her ''exquisite and compelling writing'', Creative New Zealand’s Chief Executive Elizabeth Kerr says.

“Janet Frame has made an extraordinary contribution to both New Zealand and the world’s literary canon,” Miss Kerr says. “Reading Janet Frame’s novels and poetry is to take a journey into what it means to be human. Her death is a sad loss for writers and readers throughout the world, and for New Zealanders.”

In November last year, Janet Frame was one of three outstanding New Zealand writers to receive the inaugural Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Non-fiction writer Michael King and poet Hone Tuwhare were also recognised.

Although unable to attend the ceremony at Parliament, Janet Frame said of the recognition: “It was quite wonderful to receive the award, alongside two writers who are also friends.”

In December, Miss Kerr and Rosemary Wildblood, Creative New Zealand’s Arts Adviser, Literature, visited Janet Frame at her home in Dunedin. There, they presented her with the citation for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement, which were held in association with Creative New Zealand.

“It was a special day for us and I believe that for Janet, receiving the Prime Minister’s Award was an affirmation and a celebration of all that she had achieved as one of New Zealand’s foremost writers of fiction,” Miss Kerr says.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news