Janet Frame’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 28, 1924

Death Date

Jan 29, 2004

Age of Death

79 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jan 29, 2004



The poet Janet Frame died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A New Zealand-born author, poet, and novelist, she is known for such works as Owls Do Cry and The Pocket Mirror. She was a recipient of the Hubert Church Prose Award.

She was one of five children born into a working-class New Zealand family of Scottish heritage.

Janet Frame, whose vividly romantic explorations of madness and language in novels, poetry and autobiography propelled her to worldwide attention, died yesterday in Dunedin, New Zealand. She was 79. Dunedin Hospital said the cause was acute leukemia, The Associated Press reported.



I like to see life with its teeth out.


Electricity, the peril the wind sings to in the wires on a gray day.


Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.


It would be nice to travel if you knew where you were going and where you would live at the end or do we ever know, do we ever live where we live, we’re always in other places, lost, like sheep.


From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth.