An Angel At My Table

An Angel At My Table

By  Janet Frame

AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE is the second book of Janet Frame's three-volume autobiography, described by Michael Holroyd as 'one of the greatest autobiographies written this century.' It follows her life as a student and years of incarceration in mental hospitals. First published in 1984, it won the Non-fiction Prize of the New Zealand Book Awards. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Janet Frame was born in Dunedin in 1924. She was the author of eleven novels, five collections of stories, a volume of poetry and a children's book. She was a Burns Scholar and a Sargeson Fellow and won the New Zealand Scholarship in Letters and the Hubert Church Award for Prose. She was made a CBE in 1983 for services to literature, awarded an honorary doctorate of literature from Otago University in 1978, and one from Waikato University in 1992. She received New Zealand's highest civil honour in 1990 when she was made a Member of the Order of New Zealand. Janet Frame died in January 2004.

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