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…

Liz Byrski: In Love and War, and Lena

In Love and War: Nursing Heroes

Liz Byrski was interviewed recently on WritingWA‘s Cover to Cover, about her most recent book, In Love and War: Nursing Heroes. Cover to Cover host Meri Fatin described the process of writing In Love and War as “as almost like a piece of plastic surgery in itself”. In this short excerpt from the 40-minute interview, Liz talks about what she learned 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…