We are delighted to welcome Tracy back to the centre for a residency – she was a visiting writer in 2009 and worked on her first novel The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt during that time. In 2014 Tracy won the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Award and in the same year her debut novel (as above), appeared on several Australian award long- and shortlists, including the Miles Franklin Literary Award long list. The Hope Fault (Australia/NZ 2017; UK/US/Italy 2018) is her second novel.
Tracy has been awarded the four-week Spring Residency to work on her third novel – the story of three sisters, identical triplets born in an amusement park in the first decade of the twentieth century. The novel explores the sisters’ ability to describe the world and make it into sense, and to live lives filled with wonder. It is a novel that is deeply interested in voice and in identity – how they form, how they develop and change.
The Spring Residency is our ninth for the year.