Hi there! My name’s Tracy Sorensen. I’m a novelist, freelance journalist, and video maker based in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.
The Lucky Galah: My novel, The Lucky Galah, was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for new Australian fiction and is now on the shortlist in the new writing category in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Thank you Picador, my agent, Jacinta di Mase and a big ol’ village of long-time supporters for helping me get this far.
PhD: I’m now working on a PhD in craft & climate change communication in the School of Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst. My supervisors are Bruce Fell and Margaret Woodward.
Saving myself: My life since 2010 has been rather dominated by the fact that I am a carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation. This is something I have in common with the actress Angelina Jolie. (Other than that, not much in common.)
Other writings: I’m also using this site to store journalism and other writing originally published elsewhere and to keep lists that I update from time to time, like favourite childhood books and an inventory of words used incorrectly by students (don’t worry, I’m not naming anyone) .
Video & documentary: This part of my life is currently on the back-burner. My feature-length documentary, Songs for Kate, is available from Ronin Films or from Books Plus in Bathurst. Over the years I’ve also made many client-based videos, but am not currently taking on any new projects.