Tracy Sorensen

Research Interests

Tracy Sorensen’s research interests include posthuman storytelling, climate change communication, creative writing and yarncrafts. She is interested in drawing these threads together to explore new ways of making embodied sense of the Anthropocene.

Crochet organs including liver, bowel and coral branches.Her novel, The Lucky Galah (Picador 2018), was long-listed for the Miles Franklin award in 2019. This novel is narrated by a pink and grey galah, thus giving voice to a creature of the more-than-human world. Tracy has also crocheted a full “set” of her own abdominal organs twice, the first time during treatment for cancer in 2014, and the second time for the Creative Practice Circle’s Listening in the Anthropocene exhibition in 2020. She is now giving voice to these organs in her current novel-in-progress, Organs: A cancer memoir (working title, forthcoming from Picador).

She was the 2020 Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre at Sydney University. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University.

www.squawkingalah.com.au

Tracy Sorensen