"Janet Frame ranks as one of the great writers of our time"
(The L Magazine, New York)
The L Magazine reviewer notes "Frame's enormous range in voice and subject matter" and concludes that the collection Prizes: The Selected Stories of Janet Frame (Counterpoint, USA 2009) presents "a full and vibrant picture of Frame's tremendous gifts".
Denver Books Examiner rates Prizes at 5 Stars, saying the comprehensive selection of Frame's classic short stories (with the addition of some previously uncollected stories) succeeds in"showcasing her as a groundbreaking writer".
"Frame's graciously excoriating stories are iridescently alive"
(A rave review from the American Library Association's Booklist)
"Frame locates loneliness, fear and judgement... This is a fine look at Frame's life through her immortalizing fiction"