Tracy Farr is a writer who used to be a scientist. Her debut novel The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, first published in Australia in 2013, was shortlisted in 2014 for the Barbara Jefferis Award and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. It was published in the UK and US in 2016.
Her second novel, The Hope Fault, was published in Australia/NZ (2017), UK, US and Italy (2018). The Hope Fault is being adapted for the stage by the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts for their 2019 season.
Tracy is co-curator, with Melbourne writer Jenny Ackland, of the literary series Bad Diaries Salon.
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