The Hope Fault makes its way to the stage

The Hope Fault (Fremantle Press, 2017)

A few months ago the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) acquired the stage rights to my novel The Hope Fault from my Australian publisher Fremantle Press (there was a quiet announcement in Books+Publishing’s rights round-up in early July). I’m thrilled that The Hope Fault is being adapted for the stage by writer, director and … Read more…

The Hope Fault published in UK (and a playlist to celebrate)

The Hope Fault

The Hope Fault, my second novel, is making its way out into the world. This month marks its publication in UK, by the wise and wonderful team at Aardvark Bureau / Gallic Books. It’ll be published (in the same Aardvark Bureau edition) in the US in October this year, and later this year it will be … 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…

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…

The Hope Fault — publication day

Today is, officially, publication day for my second novel, The Hope Fault. Fremantle Press have produced a beautiful looking book, and it was a particular delight to work once again with publisher Georgia Richter on this novel. It’s such a thrill to be with Fremantle Press — Georgia and Jane Fraser and Claire Miller and … Read more…

Publication day: Good Dog! anthology

Good Dog 2016

Today marks the publication of Good Dog! New Zealand Writers on Dogs, an anthology edited by Stephanie Johnson, and produced in glorious hardback by Vintage / Penguin Random House New Zealand. It has writing — poetry, fiction, essays, old and new — from a cast of New Zealand writers, including Fiona Kidman, Charlotte Grimshaw, Tina … Read more…

The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt published in the UK

The Life + Loves of Lena Gaunt (Aardvark Bureau 2016)

Though it’s been creeping into shops (online and bricks-and-mortar) for the past few weeks, and already gaining some glowing early online reviews, today – 9 January 2016 – marks the official UK publication date for The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt (Aardvark Bureau). To celebrate, this is my virtual group hug to all involved, including but not … Read more…

Lena Gaunt and other titles on Aardvark Bureau 2016 list

Aardvark Bureau

In his blog post ‘The Aardvark emerges’, Scott Pack talks about the list of upcoming titles due from Aardvark Bureau in the first half of 2016. The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt (January 2016) is joined on the list by novels from two much-loved Wellington authors: Fiona Kidman‘s The Infinite Air (March 2016), and Damien Wilkins’ Max Gate. Fellow … Read more…