‘music to your ears’ interview, CAPITAL magazine

Anna Jackson-Scott interviewed Tracy Farr for Wellington magazine CAPITAL following the shortlisting of The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt for the 2014 WA Premier’s Book Awards. The article, titled ‘Music to your ears’, touches on the influences of a career in science on writing fiction. Read ‘Music to your ears’ (CAPITAL, September 2014) online

Tracy Farr on Helen Garner’s Postcards from Surfers

Postcards from Surfers

Perth writer Annabel Smith invited me to write about a favourite book – and what it means to me – for the Friday Faves feature on her website. I chose Helen Garner’s 1985 collection of short stories, Postcards from Surfers. This book reminds me why I go back to Helen Garner’s writing, why I love … Read more…

‘Miles Franklin award: seven women among 11 long listed’ interview, Guardian

Helen Davidson interviewed Tracy Farr for The Guardian following the longlisting of The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt for the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Tracy Farr’s debut novel The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt also makes the list. Known for her short fiction, Farr told Guardian Australia she was surprised and proud to have her first longform book listed. Read ‘Miles … Read more…

The year that was – a whole lotta love

At this time of year it is, as we all know, traditional to sum up the best and worst of the year just gone, and/or make plans, resolutions or predictions for the year to come. I’m feeling a bit sandblasted by the thought of doing that (maybe it’s just the Wellington wind). But I’ll give … Read more…

‘Tracy Farr shares Cottesloe memories’ interview, Starfish online

While in Perth for the launch of The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, I talked with Jacqueline Lang for Starfish magazine about Cottesloe – growing up there, my family connections to the place, how it inspired the novel – and shared some family photos taken in Cottesloe in the 1940s.   Read the interview online: Tracy Farr shares Cottesloe memories