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

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…

The Book Podcast, Ep. 41: Tracy Farr, The Hope Fault

The Book Podcast

Rosemary Puddy presents and produces The Book Podcast, in which she talks to Australian women writers of fiction and non-fiction about their books and their writing process. As Rosemary puts it on her website: The Book Podcast is inspired by the The Stella Prize … a major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing and … champions cultural change Kicking off … Read more…

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 Club, on stage and on air

Jesse Mulligan Short Story Club on RNZ

Back in May 2017, Jesse Mulligan kicked off a new weekly feature on his weekday afternoon show on Radio New Zealand: Short Story Club. The idea for Short Story Club first came up, if I’m not mistaken, one afternoon a few weeks earlier when Jesse had frequent bookish guest and LitCrawl Queen (or possibly Pirate) Claire Mabey on the show. It works like … Read more…

Short Story Book Club Live at LitCrawl Wellington

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…