Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Kirkus Star for Janet Frame's stories

THE KIRKUS STAR is "Awarded to books of exceptional merit" by Kirkus Reviews, and so it was thrilling to see that Janet Frame's book of previously unpublished short stories had attracted this honour in a review for an upcoming issue of Kirkus Reviews (March 1st, 2013). The review is already available online for subscribers to read, but will be viewable by the public in Mid-May 2013 at this link:

The starred review is of the short story collection Between My Father and the King (Counterpoint USA) to be published in May 2013.

"A treasure-trove of stories, from the very earliest she ever published, to work published posthumously, from the late, great Frame."
"A powerful collection."

The same collection of stories was published last year in New Zealand under the title  Gorse is Not People, and has been a bestseller there (in fact after 7 months, it is still featuring on the top ten of Nielsen's NZ Fiction bestseller chart).


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