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…

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…

In conversation with Tracy Farr, Dymocks Busselton, 21 September

Siesta Park dog

I’m thrilled to be In Conversation at Dymocks Busselton on 21 September, talking about The Hope Fault in the place this book has its beginnings. You won’t find The Hope Fault‘s Cassetown, Little Casse Bay or Point Geologue on a map. Cassetown is a fictional place, made up for the novel. Cassetown isn’t the Busselton suburb of Vasse, but – … Read more…

In conversation at Beaufort Street Books, Perth, 19 September

The Hope Fault by Tracy Farr

I’m delighted to be returning to Beaufort Street Books on 19 September, to discuss The Hope Fault. We launched my first novel, The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, at Beaufort Street Books with an ‘in conversation’ event with the wonderful Geraldine Blake four years ago this month, so I’m thrilled that they’ve asked me back to talk about … 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…

Writers on Mondays – Hopeful Animals, Wellington, 14 August

Writers on Mondays programme front page 2017

I’m really excited about being part of the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) Writers on Mondays programme this year, which includes – as well as a whole mob of great New Zealand writers – Australian writer Charlotte Wood (24 July – see programme). Writers on Mondays has been running for nearly a decade now, … Read more…

This festive season

Dancing on the beach, 1920, William James (public domain)

May is my birthday month (thus always a time of celebrations and joy to the  world, right?). But this May feels extra-festive, cause for much shimmying, shaking, and leg-kicking, on the beach and elsewhere. The Hope Fault acquired by Aardvark Bureau I’ve been quietly dancing on the ceiling (and everywhere else) about this for a while, so I’m delighted to … Read more…