The Hope Fault: mapping families and faultlines through fiction

12:10 pm
13:00 pm
National Library of New Zealand
70 Molesworth St, Thorndon

Tracy Farr’s latest novel, The Hope Fault, draws imaginatively on geological metaphors. The title is a real feature which you can see in the Unfolding the Map exhibition at National Library. The book explores the faultlines that run under the surface of human relationships, and it’s also about uncertainty — the unsettling idea that the earth might shift, literally or metaphorically, at any time. The Hope Fault is a novel that — like its author — finds poetry and beauty in science, and pattern in landscape.

The-Hope-Fault-cover_WEBLARGE.jpgIn this event, aligned with the Unfolding the Map exhibition at National Library, novelist Tracy Farr discusses the ideas and inspiration behind her writing with geologist Simon Nathan.

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Tracy Farr is a Wellington writer with a scientific background. She won the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Award in 2014, and her debut novel The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt was longlisted for Australia’s Miles Franklin Literary Award the same year. The Hope Fault is her second novel.

Simon Nathan is a geologist and science historian. Much of his career has been at GNS Science, where he is now an emeritus scientist. He has been science editor for Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. His most recent books are James Hector: Explorer, scientist, leader (2015) and Through the Eyes of a Miner: The Photography of Joseph Divis (2016).