Subversions: Janet Frame
Queensland Terrace, level 2, State Library
Country of Focus / Main Festival
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Acclaimed for her original and brilliant writing, Janet Frame is equally famous for her dramatic personal history. Recounted in her three-volume autobiography, her story was eventually adapted for the small screen as 'An Angel At My Table', directed by Jane Campion. Pip Adam, a brilliant and original writer herself, will consider the life and times and literary imagination of Janet Frame.
Pip Adam is the author of four books: a collection of short stories Everything We Hoped For (Te Herenga Waka University Press, 2010), and the novels Nothing to See (Giramondo 2021), The New Animals (Te Herenga Waka University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Acorn and I'm Working on a Building (Te Herenga Waka University Press, 2013). Pip makes the podcast Better off Read (https://betterreadnz.wordpress.com/)