Life and Loves: from Katharine’s Place to London

KSP is thrilled to announce that former Writer-in-Residence Tracy Farr's wonderful debut novel, The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, has been published this month (February 2016) in the UK by a new independent publisher, Aardvark Bureau. The novel will also be released by the same publisher in the US in May this year.

Tracy, who is from Perth but has lived in New Zealand for the past twenty years, worked on the very early stages of the novel while an Emerging Writer-in-Residence at KSP Writers' Centre in 2008. It was first published by Fremantle Press in 2013, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2004, and shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Award and the Barbara Jefferis Award.

Image (above): Tracy Farr, 2016

Image: Tracy Farr in Katharine's Cottage, 2008. Supplied by author.

Tracy’s second novel, The Hope Fault, will be published by Fremantle Press in 2017, and she kicked off 2016 by starting work on her third novel. She’ll be a guest at Perth Writers Festival 2016, where she’ll be teaching two writing workshops, taking part in a panel with Debra Adelaide and Peter Rose talking about their reading lives, and reading at the launch of Purple Prose, a collection from Fremantle Press of new writing by Australian women writers.

Find out more about Tracy at her website:

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