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Tracy Farr

Farr heads to Auckland Writers Festival

1st April 2015

Fremantle Press author Tracy Farr will join a stellar line-up of talent for the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival.

This year marks the Australian-born, New Zealand–based writer’s debut in the program. She will appear alongside authors Tim Winton, Helen Garner and Stephanie Alexander, whom Farr describes as having been ‘heroes’ of hers for many years.

‘The festival has gotten bigger and better each year, with lots of sold-out sessions, enthusiastic audiences and a great, buzz-y atmosphere,’ Farr said.

‘There’s a great mix of different formats, larger and smaller sessions, in spaces to match. They always feature a selection of great – I think you could say iconic – Australian writers.’

Farr will read from her 2013 novel The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt in a session set to feature readings from New Zealand writers Laurence Fearnley and Bridget van der Zijpp, as well as Perth-based author Tim Winton.

‘I’m really looking forward to meeting Tim and sharing the stage with him,’ Farr said.

The 2015 Auckland Writers Festival will run on 12–17 May. Japanese literary sensation Haruki Murakami and The Bone Clocks author David Mitchell will be among the star attractions.

For more information please contact Claire Miller, cmiller@fremantlepress.com.au

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