about

Photo by Grant Maiden
Photo by Grant Maiden

Tracy Farr is a writer and former research scientist who grew up in Perth, Western Australia. She left Australia in 1991; since then she’s lived and worked in Canada and, for the past twenty years, New Zealand. She lives in Wellington.

Her short fiction has won awards (including New Zealand’s Sunday Star-Times Short Story Award in 2014), been published in anthologies and literary journals and adapted for radio. She’s been awarded residencies and fellowships in New Zealand and Australia, including the inaugural Mildura Writers Festival Residency and a Varuna Second Book Fellowship in 2015.

Tracy’s debut novel The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, first published in Australia (Fremantle Press, 2013), was shortlisted in 2014 for the Barbara Jefferis Award and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. It was published in the UK and US (Aardvark Bureau) in 2016.

Her second novel, The Hope Fault, was published (Australia/NZ) in March 2017, and will be published by Aardvark Bureau (UK) in 2018.

 

More information

Read Tracy’s profile in the New Zealand Book Council’s Writers Files

Links to interviews with Tracy