Captain Panic and The Hope Fault: on being anxious in an uncertain landscape

The Belgravia Books / Aardvark Bureau / Gallic Books team asked me to write something for their blog, on anxiety as a preoccupation of my novel The Hope Fault. I wrote about extreme campervanning, family nicknames, and being anxious (and writing) in an uncertain landscape. Like the Worst Campervan in New Zealand, my novel The … Read more…

The Hope Fault makes its way to the stage

The Hope Fault (Fremantle Press, 2017)

A few months ago the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) acquired the stage rights to my novel The Hope Fault from my Australian publisher Fremantle Press (there was a quiet announcement in Books+Publishing’s rights round-up in early July). I’m thrilled that The Hope Fault is being adapted for the stage by writer, director and … Read more…

Foreword Reviews starred review of The Hope Fault

Foreword Reviews, Sep-Oct 2018

Ahead of the US release of The Hope Fault in October, Foreword Reviews magazine has given it a starred review in their September/October 2018 issue. Tracy Farr’s carefully crafted literary novel The Hope Fault explores what family means when it’s placed beside the weight of history. […] The Hope Fault is a riveting novel that elegantly … Read more…

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 later this year it will be … 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…