‘Near and Farr’ interview on RTRFM

Near and Farr on RTR

On Friday 15 September I joined presenter James Hall on Artbeat, the weekly arts programme on Perth’s RTRFM, to talk about my latest novel, The Hope Fault, and about the writing workshops (see Events) I’ll be teaching during my writing residency at Fellowship of Australian Writers WA. Listen to the interview (‘Near and Farr: Writer-in-Residence’, 15 September 2017) online.  

The Bad Diaries Salon Volume 3, Perth, 27 September

BDS Vol 3 Perth - Regrets (credit: Robert Lukins @robertlukins)

Melbourne literary phenomenon The Bad Diaries Salon (BDS) is coming to Perth this month, in its first outing beyond Melbourne. The Bad Diaries Salon Volume 3 Perth: Regrets features Brooke Davis, Laurie Steed, Annabel Smith, Jenny Ackland and me reading from our early, unedited works, on the theme of REGRET. The BDS is a salon series where writers read from … Read more…

State of Origin workshop, FAWWA, Perth, 23 September

Tracy (and brother) at Allen Park, c. 1971

‘Where’s home for you?’ is a question that I (Melbourne-born, Perth-raised, New Zealand-based) often find hard to answer. As I settle in for a month as FAWWA CAL Established Writer in Residence (on the edge of Allen Park, just around the corner from where I grew up), join me for a workshop exploring State of Origin.   Workshop: State of Origin … Read more…

In conversation with Tracy Farr, Dymocks Busselton, 21 September

Siesta Park dog

I’m thrilled to be In Conversation at Dymocks Busselton on 21 September, talking about The Hope Fault in the place this book has its beginnings. You won’t find The Hope Fault‘s Cassetown, Little Casse Bay or Point Geologue on a map. Cassetown is a fictional place, made up for the novel. Cassetown isn’t the Busselton suburb of Vasse, but – … Read more…

In conversation at Beaufort Street Books, Perth, 19 September

The Hope Fault by Tracy Farr

I’m delighted to be returning to Beaufort Street Books on 19 September, to discuss The Hope Fault. We launched my first novel, The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, at Beaufort Street Books with an ‘in conversation’ event with the wonderful Geraldine Blake four years ago this month, so I’m thrilled that they’ve asked me back to talk about … Read more…

Sonia Nair reviews The Hope Fault for ABR

ABR September 2017

Sonia Nair reviewed The Hope Fault for the Australian Book Review (September 2017, no. 394). The minutiae and messiness of family life as it comes together and unravels time and time again are delicately rendered in Tracy Farr’s second novel, The Hope Fault. The unrelenting rain that forms the lugubrious backdrop for much of the novel conjures up the same … Read more…

FAWWA CAL Established Writer in Residence 2017

Mattie Furphy House

I’m honoured to have been awarded one of four writing residencies for 2017 by the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Western Australia), co-funded by FAWWA and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. FAWWA recently announced the outcome of the 2017 CAL Writer in Residence program (see the FAWWA homepage). I was awarded Established Writer in Residence, and … Read more…