‘The Undercover Soundtrack – Tracy Farr’ guest post

Playing theremin (photo: Matt Evans)

Writer, editor and writing blogger and teacher Roz Morris hosts The Undercover Soundtrack series, where she invites writers who use music as part of their creative environment, ‘perhaps to connect with a character, populate a mysterious place, or hold a moment still to explore its depths’. In a post for The Undercover Soundtrack (27 April 2016), I write about some of the music that helped … Read more…

‘Literary Postcard from Wellington’ for BBC Radio4 Open Book

Prompted by the publication of my novel The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt in the UK this month, BBC Radio4’s Open Book programme asked me to deliver a Literary Postcard from New Zealand, as part of an occasional series they commission from writers based outside the UK. For my Literary Postcard, I decided to focus … Read more…

‘You beauty: Tracy Farr’s best reads of 2015’ for Aardvark Bureau

Publisher Aardvark Bureau asked the authors of their first three titles for 2016 for their best reads of 2015: You’ll be hearing lots more about these fabulous writers in the new year, but for now, we’ve asked three of them to share their stand-out reads of 2015 – after all, what better way of getting to know someone than by … Read more…

‘Aardvark author Tracy Farr on her debut novel’ interview

The Life + Loves of Lena Gaunt

The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt will be published in January 2016 by Aardvark Bureau. In this interview, Tracy Farr speaks about the inspiration behind her debut novel and its unforgettable main character, Lena Gaunt: musican, octogenarian, junkie. I have a complicated relationship with the sea…unlike Lena, I find the sea magnetic and sustaining from … Read more…

‘Meet Tracy Farr’ interview for WordMothers

Nicole Melanson is an Australian-based writer whose WordMothers blog is, in Nicole’s words: …dedicated to showcasing women’s work in the literary arts around the world. It features female author interviews and women in the book industry discussing what they’re really passionate about. Nicole invites women writers to discuss their writing process, their latest books, and other female wordsmiths, … Read more…

‘music to your ears’ interview, CAPITAL magazine

Anna Jackson-Scott interviewed Tracy Farr for Wellington magazine CAPITAL following the shortlisting of The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt for the 2014 WA Premier’s Book Awards. The article, titled ‘Music to your ears’, touches on the influences of a career in science on writing fiction. Read ‘Music to your ears’ (CAPITAL, September 2014) online

Tracy Farr on Helen Garner’s Postcards from Surfers

Postcards from Surfers

Perth writer Annabel Smith invited me to write about a favourite book – and what it means to me – for the Friday Faves feature on her website. I chose Helen Garner’s 1985 collection of short stories, Postcards from Surfers. This book reminds me why I go back to Helen Garner’s writing, why I love … Read more…

‘Miles Franklin award: seven women among 11 long listed’ interview, Guardian

Helen Davidson interviewed Tracy Farr for The Guardian following the longlisting of The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt for the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Tracy Farr’s debut novel The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt also makes the list. Known for her short fiction, Farr told Guardian Australia she was surprised and proud to have her first longform book listed. Read ‘Miles … Read more…