Video: Tracy Farr introduces The Hope Fault

The Hope Fault (Aardvark Bureau, 2018)

In this short video, I introduce The Hope Fault, and talk a little about ideas in the novel, and its origins. You can find this video and other information on the Notes, resources and references page on this website, and in the ‘biblet’ that Aardvark Bureau have put together for The Hope Fault. The biblet contains resources, … Read more…

The Hope Fault published in UK (and a playlist to celebrate)

The Hope Fault

The Hope Fault, my second novel, is making its way out into the world. This month marks its publication in UK, by the wise and wonderful team at Aardvark Bureau / Gallic Books. It’ll be published (in the same Aardvark Bureau edition) in the US in October this year, and in September this year, it will … Read more…

Ant Sang: Dharma Punk at WORD Christchurch, 1 September

Helen and the Go-Go Ninjas

I’ll be talking collaboration, animation and illustration with the mighty Ant Sang at WORD Christchurch 2018. Ant Sang: Dharma Punk Best known for his Dharma Punks comics, the award-winning graphic novel Shaolin Burning and his work on the ground-breaking animated television series, bro’Town, Ant Sang brings to WORD his latest work, a collaboration with author Michael Bennett. Helen … Read more…

Bad Diaries Salon WORD Christchurch, 31 August

Word Christchurch 2018

We’re thrilled to be bringing Bad Diaries Salon to New Zealand, and to WORD Christchurch 2018, which runs this year from 29 August to 2 September. The theme for WORD Christchurch this year is ADVENTUROUS, and Bad Diaries Salon will be bringing the #RISK to Friday night at the festival, following on from the gala Starry, Starry Night event. … Read more…

The Hope Fault in 10 questions

The Hope Fault (Aardvark Bureau, 2018)

My second novel, The Hope Fault, will be published by Aardvark Bureau (an imprint of Gallic Books / Belgravia Books Collective) in July 2018 (UK) and October 2018 (US). Recently, Aardvark Bureau asked me ten questions about The Hope Fault, and my reading and writing life. You can read the Q&A here. I talk about … Read more…

Bad Diaries Salon, Port Fairy, 7 July

Bad Diaries Salon Port Fairy #DELETED

Bad Diaries Salon was established mid-2017 with a call out from Jenny Ackland on Twitter – were there any writers who still had their old, bad teenage diaries, and would they be prepared to read them live? The response was overwhelming. Result: four salons were held in 2017, and Bad Diaries Salon is back with a Winter 2018 series kicking … Read more…

A memory of others

Another 100 NZ Short Stories

This month marks 20 years since the publication, in May 1998, of my first piece of fiction, in this fine wee book: Another 100 New Zealand Short Short Stories, edited by Graeme Lay, and published by Tandem Press (it’s out of print now, though probably in secondhand bookstores and libraries; stories from three volumes in the series were – … Read more…