The Hope Fault in 10 questions

The Hope Fault (Aardvark Bureau, 2018)

My second novel, The Hope Fault, will be published by Aardvark Bureau (an imprint of Gallic Books / Belgravia Books Collective) in July 2018 (UK) and October 2018 (US). Recently, Aardvark Bureau asked me ten questions about The Hope Fault, and my reading and writing life. You can read the Q&A here. I talk about … Read more…

The Book Podcast, Ep. 41: Tracy Farr, The Hope Fault

The Book Podcast

Rosemary Puddy presents and produces The Book Podcast, in which she talks to Australian women writers of fiction and non-fiction about their books and their writing process. As Rosemary puts it on her website: The Book Podcast is inspired by the The Stella Prize … a major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing and … champions cultural change Kicking off … Read more…

Short Story Club, on stage and on air

Jesse Mulligan Short Story Club on RNZ

Back in May 2017, Jesse Mulligan kicked off a new weekly feature on his weekday afternoon show on Radio New Zealand: Short Story Club. The idea for Short Story Club first came up, if I’m not mistaken, one afternoon a few weeks earlier when Jesse had frequent bookish guest and LitCrawl Queen (or possibly Pirate) Claire Mabey on the show. It works like … Read more…

‘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…