Tracy Farr is an author and former scientist who is shared by Australia and New Zealand. You know, like we share (steal) all good things with NZ – pavlova, Keith Urban, and the Bee Gees.
Her debut novel The Lifes and Love of Lena Gaunt was published through Fremantle Press in 2014. It was shortlisted for both the Barbara Jefferis Award and an Western Australian Premier’s Book Award. The Lifes and Love of Lena Gaunt was also longlisted for the MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARDS. That’s kind of a big deal! Her second novel, The Hope Fault, was published last year and I give it two thumbs up. Not quite a Miles longlisting but it’s up there.
Tracy Farr has received several awards and accolades throughout her career including those mentioned above and those below:
Emerging Writer in Resident at Susannah Pritchard Writers Centre (2008)
Visiting Writer at Michael King Writers Centre (2009)
Sunday Star Times Short Story Award (2014)
R.A.K. Mason Writer’s Fellow (2014)
Veruna Second Book Residential Fellowship (2015)
Mildura Writers Festival Residency (2015)
Ambassador Katherine Susannah Pritchard Writers Centre (2016)
Creative New Zealand Arts Grant (2017, 2015, 2014)
On top of all that, Tracy Farr is rumoured to be member of the highly secret, possibly mythological, League of Extraordinary Red Headed Gentlewomen. This is a league that is so powerful, so resplendent, so magnificent, so secret that it may not even exist. That’s how good it is. Too good for reality. The League consists of red haired creatives that kick arse and are multi talented. Rumoured members include, but are not limited to, Tracy Farr (obvi), Allison Tait, Emma Viskic, Lisa Fleetwood and me. Yeah, it’s so underground that even being a member I don’t know ANYTHING about it.
When she’s not writing or hanging out in the super secret LERHGW (just rolls off the tongue) underground lair Tracy enjoys seaweed. Yes, you read that correctly, Tracy is a seaweed fancier. I don’t know if that means in the water or in the mouth, but probably both. In the water it provides a home and food to our fish friends. In our bodies it provides a lot of benefits too…. I can’t remember them off the top of my head but I read that Dr Michael Mosley Clever Guts book and it said seaweed was rad. I can’t find it right now so you’ll just have to trust me that seaweed is deserving of your fancy. So go out and embrace some seaweed today.
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