Literary world tantalised by prospect of more Frame books

With Janet Frame’s funeral over, the literary world is waiting to see what she may have left for publication after her death – with speculation there might even be a fourth volume of her autobiography.

Frame published her last novel, The Carpathians, in 1988 and finished the third volume of her autobiography in 1984 – but it traced her life only to the mid-1960s.

She was a compulsive writer of poetry, but had not published a poetry volume since 1967.

Her biographer, Michael King, said she was writing until as recently as three months ago, and was believed to have made a new will in the last few months when she knew she was dying.

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