Tracy Farr

Tracy Farr is a novelist, short story writer, and former research scientist. She grew up in Perth, and has degrees in Science and Arts from the University of Western Australia. Since 1996 she’s lived in Wellington, New Zealand.

Tracy’s debut novel was The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt. Her short fiction has been published in anthologies and literary journals (including WesterlyIndigo and Sport). She’s been awarded writing residencies and fellowships in Australia and New Zealand, including the inaugural Mildura Writers Festival Residency and a Varuna Second Book Fellowship in 2015.

Books from this author

The Hope Fault
Purple Prose
The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt


Ambassador, Katharine Susannah Pritchard Writers’ Centre (2016 on)
Mildura Writers Festival Residency (2015)
Varuna Second Book Fellowship (2015)
Barbara Jefferis Award (Shortlisted 2014)
Sunday Star-Times Short Story Award (Winner 2014)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2014)
Miles Franklin Literary Award (Longlisted 2014)
R.A.K. Mason Writers’ Fellowship (2014)

BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award (Runner-up 2001)