Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan was born and grew up in Western Australia. She has worked at various jobs in libraries, bookselling, editing, community journalism and university teaching and is the author of twelve books of poetry and three novels. She has a BA in English from Curtin University and a BA (Hons) in French from the University of New England in NSW. She is especially interested in foreign languages and the translation of poetry.

Books from this author

The Water Bearer
The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry
Scar Revision


Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, Poetry (Shortlisted 2014)
NSW Premier’s Literary Award Kenneth Slessor Prize (Shortlisted 2012)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award Poetry (Winner 2012)
Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature (Shortlisted 2012)
Australian Book Review Poetry Prize (Winner 2009)
The Age Book of the Year Award Poetry (Shortlisted 2008)
Trudie Graham Award for Memoir (Winner 2007)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 2000)
National Book Council’s Banjo Award (Commended 1997)
Western Australian Premier’s Book
Award (Shortlisted 1994 1998)
Mattara Poetry Prize (Winner 1987)