Tracy is a Wellington writer who used to be a scientist. Her debut novel, The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, was long- and shortlisted for three prestigious literary awards in Australia, and her second novel, The Hope Fault, was one of NZ Listener’s 100 Best Books of 2017. Both novels were published in Australia/New Zealand, UK and US, and The Hope Fault was also published in Italy.
Her first novel and many of her short stories have been adapted and broadcast by Radio NZ, and her second novel was adapted for the stage, premiering in Australia in 2019. Her short fiction has won awards (including Sunday Star-Times Short Story Award), and been published in anthologies, magazines and literary journals.
Tracy is co-curator, with Melbourne writer Jenny Ackland, of Bad Diaries Salon, a literary series that features writers reading, to a theme, from their diaries and unpublished notebooks: the written word, rediscovered and shared.
During a residency at Michael King Writers Centre in late 2018, Tracy worked on her third novel, Wonderland, a project that is in its final stage. This time on her residency, she’ll set the foundations for her planned fourth novel, a story of art, collecting, family, desire, and breaking and entering, set in suburban 1970s Wellington.