Two years and counting

The Hope Fault on the floor with cat

Two years ago The Hope Fault – my second novel – was published in Australia and New Zealand by Fremantle Press. I want to offer this quiet book a little noise and celebration and pride, to mark its path in the world, and to thank those who’ve helped it on its way. Catherine Robertson gave … Read more…

The Hope Fault at WAAPA for ArtsHub

WAAPA Performance Program 2019

I talked with Richard Watts recently for a piece he wrote for ArtsHub on Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University. WAAPA’s adaptation of my novel The Hope Fault was featured as one of the highlights of the 2019 performance season, and Richard also talked with writer/director Andrew Hale, who’s adapting the … Read more…

Dates confirmed for The Hope Fault stage premiere

WAAPA 2019 cover

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University have released their 2019 performance program, and it is outstanding and wondrous. Even more wondrous, to me, is that the program features writer/director Andrew Hale’s adaptation of my novel The Hope Fault, which will be performed by 2nd Year students in WAAPA’s Acting program. The … Read more…

New York Times reviews The Hope Fault

Cover of the New York Times Book Review, 4 November 2018

On its US release, Abigail Meisel reviewed The Hope Fault for the New York Times Book Review, 4 November 2018 (in print 4 November, online 2 November). … fault lines, including the Hope Fault, [are] a handy metaphor for the ever-shifting and sometimes dangerous terrain of family life. —New York Times Book Review The Hope Fault is one … Read more…

The Hope Fault: Q&A for Deborah Kalb

The Hope Fault (Aardvark Bureau, 2018)

Ahead of the US release of The Hope Fault, writer, editor, book blogger and ex-journalist Deborah Kalb asked if I’d answer some questions about the novel. Deborah asked me about my writing process, long-lost manuscripts, where characters come from, endings, and why my next novel is about triplets! You can read my responses in ‘Q&A with … Read more…

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…