Sunday, November 04, 2012

Exciting news for Janet Frame fans from Pamela Gordon

Wanted to share with you this breaking news Graham: here’s a link to a new Janet frame novel freshly listed Friday on Text Publishing’s website, to be published in March 2013:

In the Memorial Room will be the very last novel by Janet Frame to be published (making a sum total of 13 novels). It’s also to be published in the USA next spring.

The novel was written and set in Menton while Janet Frame was there as Katherine Mansfield fellow in 1974. It’s a savagely funny social satire, a hugely enjoyable read.

FYI the short story volume Gorse is Not People published in August by Penguin NZ has spent three months so far on the top 5 of the Nielsen NZ Fiction bestseller chart, a pleasing result in these times.


Mark Hubbard said...

'Savagely funny social satire' and Frame sound fascinating bedfellows. My book budget is getting really stretched, though.

Anonymous said...

@ Mark - sounds like you're unfamiliar with the range and scope of Frame's work. Plenty of her books in your nearest public library if you are on a limited income. Gorse is Not People is a good place to start. You may be surprised.