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Tracy Sorensen Tracy Sorensen i(A85700 works by)
Born: Established: Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
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Tracy Sorensen is an academic, journalist and filmmaker. She published her first novel, The Lucky Galah, in 2018: it was longlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award (among other awards).

In September 2019, Sorensen was announced at the Judy Harris Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney: the residency will be used for a second novel, based on Sorensen's experience of peritoneal cancer in 2014.

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y separately published work icon The Lucky Galah Sydney : Picador , 2018 12178178 2018 single work novel

'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.' (Publications summary)

2020 longlisted International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2019 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2019 shortlisted Russell Prize for Humour Writing
2019 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2019 longlisted Indie Awards Debut Fiction
2018 shortlisted Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction
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