‘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…

‘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.  

‘A way with words: Writing as a physical activity’ for NZ Listener

New Zealand Listener has this year been running a regular feature, A way with words, in which they invite New Zealand writers to describe their writing day. I was thrilled to be asked to write a piece, and my contribution was published this week (the issue dated 6 May 2017, on newsstands the week before that) under the … Read more…

‘Shelf Awareness: Tracy Farr’ interview with Maureen Eppen

Postcards From Surfers, inscribed

Perth writer and reviewer Maureen Eppen wrote two great articles (in The West Australian newspaper back in February, and in Good Reading magazine’s April issue) as a result of our long phone interview back in January this year. I was delighted when Maureen asked if I’d take part in her new blog series, Shelf Awareness, in which writers … Read more…

The Hope Fault: interview on RNZ Standing Room Only

I spoke with Lynn Freeman for Standing Room Only, the weekly arts programme on RNZ National, about my new novel, The Hope Fault. Listen to the interview (‘The Hope Fault – new writing’, 16 April 2017) online. Standing Room Only is ‘literally radio with pictures … and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment, pop culture, and music – … Read more…

The Hope Fault: interview for Bookenz on PlainsFM radio

I spoke with Morrin Rout for her Bookenz programme on PlainsFM. We talked about some of the New Zealand connections in The Hope Fault, and the impact a visit to Christchurch had on the writing of the novel. Listen to the interview online via Access Radio, or go to Bookenz on iTunes and select the 21-03-2017 episode (Richard Wooley and … Read more…

‘Backwards story gives novel a backbone’ interview in Post

On the last day of my recent trip to Perth, I met Sarah McNeill at a Shenton Park cafe for coffee and a chat about The Hope Fault. Sarah’s story was published in Perth’s Post newspaper. The Hope Fault is a uniquely crafted novel that interweaves the intimate and the remote, and beautifully captures the shifts, faults and … Read more…

‘Family fault lines explored’ interview, The West Australian

My first interview for The Hope Fault was with writer and reviewer Maureen Eppen – a marathon (and hugely enjoyable) two-hour chat about the book. Result: this article in Perth newspaper The West Australian. The Hope Fault is a deceptively subtle depiction of family life … so much simmers beneath the surface … Read the article below, or read it … Read more…

‘Tracy Farr, inaugural Mildura Writer in Residence’ interview

Mildura Living Magazine Winter 2016

In Mildura Living Magazine‘s Winter 2016 issue, Rebecca Butterworth’s interview with Tracy Farr touches on food, writing, family history, and inspiration from landscape and people. …the striking intimacy and sense of community of the festival itself; delightful and surprising resonances, and support not just from everyone there for the weekend of the festival, but from the Mildura arts and wider … Read more…