Michael King Writers’ Centre Spring Residency 2018

View through the front door, Signalman's House

I’m really thrilled to have been awarded the Spring Residency for 2018 by Michael King Writers’ Centre (MKWC). MKWC recently announced the recipients of the 2018 residency programme. From the media release: Tracy Farr has been awarded the four-week Spring Residency to work on her latest project; her third novel – the story of three sisters, identical triplets born in an … Read more…

The Hope Fault one of NZ Listener’s 100 Best Books of 2017

Listener Best Books 2017

The Hope Fault has been listed as one of the 100 Best Books of 2017 by New Zealand Listener magazine (25 November 2017 issue). The list, compiled by Listener books editor Russell Baillie and the Listener team, covers fiction and non-fiction, New Zealand and international, and I am thrilled to see my book in such good company. Quietly brilliant second … Read more…

Short Story Book Club Live at LitCrawl Wellington, 11 November

LitCrawl Wellington 2017

I’ve been enjoying heading in to the RNZ studio now and again this year (here, here, here and here) to take part in Short Story Club, a weekly feature on Jesse Mulligan’s afternoon show. One of my stories, ‘Once had me’, has even been the story for discussion (not, obviously, a week I took part in the discussion; … Read more…

‘7 Australian novels you should read’ by Lucy Treloar

Reader's Digest: 7 Australian novels

Australian novelist Lucy Treloar, author of the wonderful Miles Franklin and Walter Scott shortlisted Salt Creek (published this year in hardback in the UK and US by Aardvark Bureau), recently listed ‘some of her favourite Australian novels’ for Reader’s Digest UK. Here are a few books that I’ve read and loved; their styles, genres, and settings as rich … Read more…

‘Author in Residence: Tracy Farr’ interview on RTRFM

Tracy Farr on RTR

On Friday 13 October, the last day of my writing residency at Fellowship of Australian Writers WA, I joined presenter James Hall on Artbeat, the weekly arts programme on Perth’s RTRFM, to talk about how my month as Established Writer-in-residence has gone. This was a follow-up to my interview with James a month earlier, at the beginning of my residency. Listen to … Read more…