‘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…

‘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 on the map – reviews, interviews, events

The Hope Fault (map at National Library)

My second novel, The Hope Fault, was published this month, and it’s been a strange and wonderful few weeks watching it start to make its way onto the map of the big wide world of books. Here are some highlights, and a reminder to join us in Wellington on 28 March to celebrate the novel’s publication. Reviews Pip Adam’s lovely long-form … 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…

‘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…

‘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…