Thursday, October 10, 2013

Avoid imitations!

New work by the inimitable Janet Frame herself is available from all good New Zealand bookstores and online booksellers.

In the Memorial Room (a novel) (Text Publishing 2013)

Gorse is Not People: New and Uncollected Stories (Penguin NZ 2012)

Janet Frame in Her Own Words (non-fiction) (Penguin NZ 2011)

Also available is a wide variety of backlist, poetry, stories, novels and non-fiction.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Spreading the words

The new Janet Frame poem poster has been seen around town and around the world. (Released on 28 August 2013 by Phantom Billstickers and the Janet Frame Literary Trust.)
Princeton, New Jersey.

Poet David Eggleton does the honours at the Dunedin launch.
 Janet Frame and James K Baxter were close friends, so it's great to see these poems by the two appearing together, somewhere in the USA (photo Phantom Billstickers)

Also recently spotted on the Auckland City waterfront:


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"The work's the thing"

Some Janet Frame posthumous releases, new editions and reprints, 2012-2013
Pictured: German, Romanian, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Korean, NZ, Australia, UK, USA.

Pending works include:
  • German edition of Living in the Maniototo
  • Australian edition of Between My Father & the King (Nov 2013)
  • US edition of In the Memorial Room (Dec 2013)
  • Autobiography omnibus in Russian translation
  • Turkish editions of An Angel at My Table and Faces in the Water
  • Volume of Janet Frame's poetry in Spanish translation
  • Serbian edition of Autobiography omnibus
  • Finnish translation of short stories
  • Czech translation of short stories
  • Spanish translation of The Lagoon
  • Slovenian translation of You are Now Entering the Human Heart

 "The work's the thing" was one of Janet Frame's favourite expressions, along with "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration".