Tracy Ryan i(534 works by)
Born: Established: 1964 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Tracy Ryan grew up in a large family in the Midland area of Perth,Western Australia. After reading English at Curtin University, she studied European languages at the University of Western Australia and translated many French writers, including Helene Cixous, Maryline Desboilles and Francoise Han. She completed a BA in Literature at the University of Western Australia. Ryan is a former bookseller and tutor. She has been living in Cambridge, England where she has worked as a bookseller, tutor, editor and writer.Much of her paid work has been in libraries. Ryan was Judith E. Wilson Junior Visiting Fellow at Robinson College, Cambridge in 1998 and has been teaching Australian Literature and Film at the University of East Anglia. She spent much of 2000 in Perth working on her book of poems Hothouse. Ryan is an editor as well as a writer.

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

Hoard 2015 selected work poetry

'he poems in Tracy Ryan's latest collection move on 'feet of drought and tinder' from Australia to the bogs of Ireland, drawing on many eras, to test the edges of both a cutover myth and a real landscape in need of recognition and preservation. What emerges from this poetic bogland is a hoard, an archive of histories and wishes, bright gold 'glimpses yielding up fragments then closing over'.' (Publication summary)

2014 joint winner The Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize
Claustrophobia 2014 single work novel

Claustrophobia is the taut, compelling story of a young Perth wife who sets out to protect her husband by stalking his ex-lover, but unexpectedly falls into a passionate affair and a world of lies.

2016 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction
Unearthed 2013 selected work poetry

'Unearthed is a collection of elegies for dead friends and past loves as well as a tribute to Ryan's embattled but joyous life on a bush block. In a long sequence addressed to her Swiss-German first husband, Ryan delves into unresolved grief and the ambivalent feelings that remain after severing intense relationships. Unearthed is Tracy Ryan's seventh full-length collection. According to Geoff Page, here is 'the poet at her mature and forensic best'.' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Poetry
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