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Hi there! My name’s Tracy Sorensen. I write, make videos and teach media in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

The Lucky Galah: My long-awaited (long awaited by me) novel, The Lucky Galah, is now in the hands of my publisher, Geordie Williamson at Picador, thanks to the efforts of my agent, Jacinta di Mase. On the shelves in October 2017 February 2018 (I have to be patient – date got shifted)!

PhD: I’m now working on a PhD in craft & climate change communication in the School of Communication & Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University.

Video & documentary: My feature-length documentary,  Songs for Kate, is available from Ronin Films or from Books Plus in Bathurst. Here’s the promo video for Nicole Welch’s 2015/16 touring exhibition. I’m booked out for the rest of 2017 – if you need a video, let me know and I’ll recommend someone.

Saving tha’ planet: I’m an active member of Bathurst Community Climate Action Network and I sometimes write a column on climate change for Bathurst’s Western Advocate.

OMG WTF. In the morning, I just a person with anaemia; by the afternoon I'd become a fully-fledged member of the Dangerously Ill club, but there was not, as yet, a diagnosis.
OMG. WTF.

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.)

This is my one-stop shop

This is my personal, professional and academic site. Sometimes I think I should separate these things out. But I’ve decided to just keep piling everything into my one-stop-shop because it’s easier and sometimes that’s the answer. So, sorry in advance if you came looking for something personal and got a gob of academic prose, or came looking for something academic/professional and feel you’ve just been given TMI (Too Much Information).

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) .

Social media

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracy-sorensen-517b3815

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Squawkingalah

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/squawkingalah/

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/squawkingalah/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/tracy_sorensen

Tracy Sorensen – documentary maker, journalist, creative writer