The Lucky Galah is available in libraries and from bookshops across the land.
You can also order it online:
Booktopia (Paperback, ebook, audio CDs)
Amazon (Paperback, ebook, audio CDs)
Now with tea towel! These beautiful hand silk-screened tea towels are 50% cotton, 50% linen (fabric made in Russia; drawing and silk-screening by Bathurst artist Katrina Daly).
They’re $20 each inclusive of postage and packaging, within Australia (postage may vary if ordering from overseas). To order, simply send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get the ball rolling.
About The Lucky Galah
It’s 1969 and a remote Australian coastal town is poised to play its part in the Moon Landing. An influx of expat NASA employees working at the tracking station on the sand dune just out of town shakes things up. A pink and grey galah cockatoo emerges from a cage at the back door of the Kelly household and uncovers some tightly-held secrets. She threads these playfully through the story of her own rising and falling fortunes in what we call the lucky country.
Author talks & events
The book was launched by Books Plus in Bathurst on March 10, although it had been out in bookshops for a couple of weeks by then. I’ve done author talks at the Leaf bookshop in Melbourne; in Carnarvon at the Space and Technology Museum and at the town library; at Better Read than Dead in Sydney and at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst as part of the local outpost of the Sydney Writers Festival. I also spoke in Canberra at Paperchain books and Springwood in the Blue Mountains, both in June and in Hobart Fullers Bookshop in July.
See a long interview by Nick Horne, son of Donald Horne (who wrote The Lucky Country) on YouTube here.
In the media
Steger, J. (2019). “First-timers and a previous winner, but no Winton on the Miles longlist.” Sydney Morning Herald May 22: https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/first-timers-and-a-previous-winner-but-no-winton-on-the-miles-longlist-20190521-p51poq.html
Swinn, L. (2018). “The Lucky Galah: Tracy Sorensen’s caged narrator gives history the bird.” The Australian March 2. Retrieved from https://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/the-lucky-galah-tracy-sorensens-caged-narrator-gives-history-the-bird/news-story/338baa69f0205dcbfcda98650bb60e3a
Taylor, J. (2018). “Josephine Taylor reviews ‘The Lucky Galah’ by Tracy Sorensen.” Australian Book Review May 2018, No. 401. Retrieved from https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/archive/2018/221-may-2018-no-401/4810-josephine-taylor-reviews-the-lucky-galah-by-tracy-sorensen