The Hope Fault one of NZ Listener’s 100 Best Books of 2017

Listener Best Books 2017

The Hope Fault has been listed as one of the 100 Best Books of 2017 by New Zealand Listener magazine (25 November 2017 issue). The list, compiled by Listener books editor Russell Baillie and the Listener team, covers fiction and non-fiction, New Zealand and international, and I am thrilled to see my book in such good company. Quietly brilliant second … Read more…

Sonia Nair reviews The Hope Fault for ABR

ABR September 2017

Sonia Nair reviewed The Hope Fault for the Australian Book Review (September 2017, no. 394). The minutiae and messiness of family life as it comes together and unravels time and time again are delicately rendered in Tracy Farr’s second novel, The Hope Fault. The unrelenting rain that forms the lugubrious backdrop for much of the novel conjures up the same … Read more…

Lucy Walding reviews The Hope Fault for Westerly

Lucy Walding reviewed The Hope Fault for Westerly (online). You can read the full review online at Westerly>From the Editor’s Desk. Westerly is the literary magazine published at the Westerly Centre (formerly the Centre for Studies in Australian Literature) at my alma mater (do Australians have an alma mater?), University of Western Australia, so I’m particularly thrilled that they’ve reviewed my novel. … Read more…

Louise O’Brien reviews The Hope Fault on RNZ

Louise O’Brien reviewed The Hope Fault on RNZ Nine to Noon (26 April 2017), in the NZ Books review slot. The novel is beautifully restrained … I recommend it highly. It is smart writing, it’s thoughtful and nuanced. It’s respectful of the reader, it lets you fill in the gaps, and it lets you leave gaps unfilled … It feels very much … Read more…

Catherine Robertson reviews The Hope Fault for NZ Listener

Catherine Robertson reviewed The Hope Fault for New Zealand Listener (8 April 2017 edition – dated today, but on newsstands last weekend), and I’ll post a link to it when it’s available online (here it is online, dated 24 April). … Tracy Farr’s quietly brilliant second novel … is an accomplished, immersive, moving book. Highly … Read more…

Kerryn Goldsworthy reviews The Hope Fault for SMH, The Age

The Hope Fault reviewed Sydney Morning Herald

Kerryn Goldsworthy’s review of The Hope Fault was published in The Saturday Age, Sydney Morning Herald (pictured) and Canberra Times on 25 March 2017 (and published online 24 March). … the novel is about the way we live our daily emotional lives and accommodate whatever happens to us, and [Farr] cleverly uses the solid ground of a particular house as a … 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…

Pip Adam reviews The Hope Fault for The Pantograph Punch

Pip Adam’s long-form review (read it online) of The Hope Fault was published this week in online arts and culture mag The Pantograph Punch. It’s a treat to have such attention and consideration focussed on the novel. … a large part of what makes her work so compelling … [is] the graft of a story well told. Farr uses space, time and … Read more…