Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Janet Frame at a literary picnic

A delightful new mural graces the streets of Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature.

Portrayed is an imagined picnic celebrating some prominent New Zealand authors.

Pictured from left in this detail from the mural painted by artist Victoria Heatherbell on a Chorus box are:

Hone Tuwhare, Janet Frame, Lauris Edmond, John A. Lee, Ruth Dallas, James K. Baxter.

Janet Frame did know all these other writers. Ruth Dallas and Jim Baxter were close friends of hers, she knew Hone Tuwhare well and she had met Lauris Edmond and even John A. Lee, but this is not a historical scene.

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