Janet Frame

1924 - 2004

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Janet Paterson Frame (28 August 1924 – 29 January 2004) was a New Zealand author. She was internationally renowned for her work, which included novels, short stories, poetry, juvenile fiction, and an autobiography, and received numerous awards including being appointed to the Order of New Zealand, New Zealand's highest civil honour.Frame's celebrity derived from her dramatic personal history as well as her literary career. Following years of psychiatric hospitalisation, Frame was scheduled for a lobotomy that was cancelled when, just days before the procedure, her debut publication of short stories was unexpectedly awarded a national literary prize. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Janet Frame has received more than 438,529 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Janet Frame is the 3,831st most popular writer (down from 3,579th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from New Zealand (down from 38th in 2019) and the 4th most popular New Zealander Writer.

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  • 24

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  • 2.57

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  • 3.67

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Among writers, Janet Frame ranks 3,831 out of 5,794Before her are Ernst Stadler, Alexander McCall Smith, Russell Kirk, Mary Stewart, Sándor Weöres, and Bozorg Alavi. After her are Milo Yiannopoulos, Itzik Feffer, Edward William Lane, Ladislav Mňačko, Augusta, Lady Gregory, and Régine Deforges.

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Among people born in 1924, Janet Frame ranks 247Before her are Robert Webber, Claribel Alegría, William Rehnquist, František Vláčil, John Love, and Qiao Shi. After her are Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal, Fernando Romeo Lucas García, Lloyd Alexander, Alberto Uria, Carlos Humberto Romero, and Oldřich Lipský. Among people deceased in 2004, Janet Frame ranks 160Before her are M. S. Subbulakshmi, Carlo Di Palma, Rodney Dangerfield, Daniel J. Boorstin, Jacek Kuroń, and Werner Goldberg. After her are Delfín Benítez Cáceres, Eugenio Garin, O. W. Fischer, Leonel Brizola, Torsten Hägerstrand, and Oscar Heisserer.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Janet Frame ranks 42 out of 206Before her are Richard Curtis (1956), Keith Urban (1967), Rob Hall (1961), Gary Thain (1948), Mike Moore (1949), and Thomas Williams (1930). After her are Wallace Fard Muhammad (null), Howden Ganley (1941), Ronald Syme (1903), Jean Batten (1909), Temuera Morrison (1960), and Anthony Wilding (1883).

Among WRITERS In New Zealand

Among writers born in New Zealand, Janet Frame ranks 4Before her are Katherine Mansfield (1888), Ngaio Marsh (1895), and Richard Curtis (1956). After her are Margaret Mahy (1936), Hugh Walpole (1884), Keri Hulme (1947), Philippa Boyens (2000), and Hamish Bond (1986).