Captain Panic and The Hope Fault: on being anxious in an uncertain landscape

The Belgravia Books / Aardvark Bureau / Gallic Books team asked me to write something for their blog, on anxiety as a preoccupation of my novel The Hope Fault. I wrote about extreme campervanning, family nicknames, and being anxious (and writing) in an uncertain landscape. Like the Worst Campervan in New Zealand, my novel The … Read more…

The Hope Fault makes its way to the stage

The Hope Fault (Fremantle Press, 2017)

A few months ago the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) acquired the stage rights to my novel The Hope Fault from my Australian publisher Fremantle Press (there was a quiet announcement in Books+Publishing’s rights round-up in early July). I’m thrilled that The Hope Fault is being adapted for the stage by writer, director and … Read more…

Foreword Reviews starred review of The Hope Fault

Foreword Reviews, Sep-Oct 2018

Ahead of the US release of The Hope Fault in October, Foreword Reviews magazine has given it a starred review in their September/October 2018 issue. Tracy Farr’s carefully crafted literary novel The Hope Fault explores what family means when it’s placed beside the weight of history. […] The Hope Fault is a riveting novel that elegantly … Read more…

Video: Tracy Farr introduces The Hope Fault

The Hope Fault (Aardvark Bureau, 2018)

In this short video, I introduce The Hope Fault, and talk a little about ideas in the novel, and its origins. You can find this video and other information on the Notes, resources and references page on this website, and in the ‘biblet’ that Aardvark Bureau have put together for The Hope Fault. The biblet contains resources, … Read more…

The Hope Fault published in UK (and a playlist to celebrate)

The Hope Fault

The Hope Fault, my second novel, is making its way out into the world. This month marks its publication in UK, by the wise and wonderful team at Aardvark Bureau / Gallic Books. It’ll be published (in the same Aardvark Bureau edition) in the US in October this year, and later this year it will be … Read more…

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…

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

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…