Tracy Sorensen was born in Brisbane but grew up in a small town on the north coast of Western Australia. She studied journalism at Curtin University in Perth, and went on to have a career encompassing newspaper, radio and television reporting, media liaison, video script writing and arts administration. Her novel, The Lucky Galah, was critically acclaimed and long-listed for the Miles Franklin prize in 2019, along with a swathe of other short and long-listings. She is now writing a cancer memoir from the point of view of a woman’s abdominal organs. She lives in Bathurst in regional New South Wales with her partner, a National Parks ranger.