Freedom Song with Emma Farry

Author Emma Farry has teamed up with artist Ewan McDougall and together they have published a beautiful coffee table book called Freedom Song. Emma talks to Brian Kelly about the book. 

Hear the interview on Breakfast with Brian Kelly,


Emma Farry on Freedom Song - The Cafe


Lost and found - Otago Daily Times

ODT article - Lost and Found  06.082018
A terrifying separation made for a memorable moment for Emma Farry.


We have just returned from a three-month sabbatical with our two boys around Europe the Middle East and Turkey; an eye-opening, educational and life-changing journey for all of us.

Istanbul, Turkey was our final destination and after three months on the road, we were all a bit the worse for wear; counting down the days until we could return home.

We decided to take a ferry trip to Prince's Island in the middle of Istanbul's spectacular harbour. After hours on the packed ferry, we arrived at our destination, where the boys had a swim to cool down in the unbelievable heat. An hour later we were ready to get back on the boat.

We were a couple of stops from our final destination when my cell phone started to ring. Mark, my husband, said ''don't bother to pick it up, as it's a local number'' so I ignored it twice.

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Book of blessings a guide for hard times - Stuff

Stuff - Book of blessings a guide for hard times Sitting on a rock in Karitane Beach near Dunedin is where Emma Farry's book Beloved came to life.

The resident of Muriwai on Auckland's west coast said the rock was her "touchstone" while she was dealing with the death of her mother.

Her mother, an "amazing soul" she said lived to serve others, died from ovarian cancer in 2013.

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Bookmarks: Emma Farry


Our guest today first trained as a journalist and worked at the Otago Daily Times and New Zealand Herald, before becoming a researcher and writer on TVNZ lifestyle shows, including 'New Zealand's Got Talent.'  She moved to New York City, to teach creative writing at the University of St Josephs in Brooklyn. and upon returning home, did the same at the Continuing Education Department, Auckland University, and the Women's Centre in Grey Lynn.

Among the many things she has done are; setting up New Zealand's first multicultural talent agency, running an online import and export healthcare business and somehow she has also found time to write a book. 

Book signing
Otago Daily Times Sep 30, 2013