Thursday, January 29, 2004

CBC News Online
New Zealand writer Janet Frame dies

WELLINGTON - Janet Frame, whose three-part autobiography became the award-winning film Angel at My Table, died Thursday. She was 79.

This is sad news. I actually saw Angel at My Table a long time ago, and quite enjoyed it. Janet Frame went through a lot in her youth, surviving a mis-diagnosis of schizophrenia (which resulted in electroshock treatment), and actually very nearly being lobotomized. Sad to hear that she's gone.

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