Tracy Sorensen

Tracy Sorensen is the current Judy Harris Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. She is currently writing a cancer memoir from the point of view of her affected abdominal organs. Her novel, The Lucky Galah (Picador 2018) was longlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin award. Now an “ostomate” and in remission, she has just completed second set of crocheted abdominal organs, a hobby she took up during treatment for advanced primary peritoneal cancer (a type of ovarian cancer) in 2014. She is a PhD candidate in the School of Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University, researching the role of handicrafts such as crochet in climate change communication. She grew up in a remote town in northern Western Australia and now divides her time between Bathurst and Sydney.

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