Farr is a former research scientist who grew up in Perth but now lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Tracy is a widely anthologised short story writer whose debut novel The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt was longlisted for the Miles Franklin and shortlisted for a Barbara Jefferis Award and a Western Australian Premier’s Book Award. Her short fiction has been published in anthologies and literary journals (including Westerly, Indigo and Sport). She has 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. The Hope Fault is her second novel.