Tracy Farr is a Melbourne-born, Perth-raised writer who has lived in New Zealand for more then twenty years. She is currently working on her third novel, Wonderland.

Her debut novel, The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt (Fremantle Press, 2013), was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award (2014), shortlisted for the 2014 WA Premier's Book Awards (Fiction) and 2014 Barbara Jefferis Award, adapted for broadcast on national radio in New Zealand, and published in US and UK in 2016. Her second novel, The Hope Fault (Fremantle Press, 2017), was published in UK, US and Italy in 2018, and is being adapted for the stage by WA Academy of Performing Arts for their 2019 season.

Tracy’s short fiction has won awards, been published in anthologies and literary journals (including Westerly) and adapted for radio. She’s been awarded numerous grants, residencies and fellowships in Australia and New Zealand including a Varuna Second Book Fellowship (2015), the inaugural Mildura Writers Festival Residency (2015), Bundanon Artist-in-Residence (2019) and a Varuna Residential Fellowship (2019). Tracy is co-curator, with Melbourne writer Jenny Ackland, of the live literary series Bad Diaries Salon.


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