Two years and counting

The Hope Fault on the floor with cat

Two years ago The Hope Fault – my second novel – was published in Australia and New Zealand by Fremantle Press. I want to offer this quiet book a little noise and celebration and pride, to mark its path in the world, and to thank those who’ve helped it on its way. Catherine Robertson gave … Read more…

The Hope Fault at WAAPA for ArtsHub

WAAPA Performance Program 2019

I talked with Richard Watts recently for a piece he wrote for ArtsHub on Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University. WAAPA’s adaptation of my novel The Hope Fault was featured as one of the highlights of the 2019 performance season, and Richard also talked with writer/director Andrew Hale, who’s adapting the … Read more…

Dates confirmed for The Hope Fault stage premiere

WAAPA 2019 cover

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University have released their 2019 performance program, and it is outstanding and wondrous. Even more wondrous, to me, is that the program features writer/director Andrew Hale’s adaptation of my novel The Hope Fault, which will be performed by 2nd Year students in WAAPA’s Acting program. The … Read more…

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…

Video: Tracy Farr introduces The Hope Fault

The Hope Fault (Aardvark Bureau, 2018)

In this short video, I introduce The Hope Fault, and talk a little about ideas in the novel, and its origins. You can find this video and other information on the Notes, resources and references page on this website, and in the ‘biblet’ that Aardvark Bureau have put together for The Hope Fault. The biblet contains resources, … Read more…

Music to warm a book by

Wallaby at Meow (photo Helen Kettles)

This week we held a bookwarming in Wellington to celebrate the publication earlier in the month of my second novel, The Hope Fault. A bunch of us gathered (like the bunch of people in my book gather) to talk and drink and eat, under the unsettling but appropriate gaze of the wallabies and possums dotted about the … 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…

The Hope Fault

The Hope Fault (Aardvark Bureau, 2018)

Iris flicks the car’s headlights on, even though it’s not long past midday. There’s no rain yet, but you can feel it in the air, smell it coming. When they’d left the city that morning, they’d driven three hours south in midwinter sunshine, under skies of unbroken blue. Then just out of Cassetown they drove … Read more…

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive – a 2016 countdown

Let’s face it, 2016 has been a crap year for the world. And politically, 2017 scares the poop out of me (though let’s hope New Zealand seizes the opportunity later this year to #changethegovernment). But in writing terms, for me 2016 was a great year, and — with my new novel due out in a … Read more…