Tracey started her writing career as a freelance journalist. Her main areas of interest included child justice, prostitution, prison conditions, domestic violence, land reform and HIV/AIDS.
Over the last couple of years, Tracey has turned her hand to fiction writing. She’s published short stories in collections like Urban One and Urban Two, Nobody Ever Said Aids and Anne Shuster’s collection, Women Flashing.
In 2008, her first novel Whiplash (Modjaji Books) was released to great acclaim. It was about a street prostitute who launches into a tumultuous battle to find out her true worth. Whiplash won the “White Ribbon Award” from Women Demand Dignity for its contribution to the fight against women and child abuse. In 2009, Whiplash was among the top five shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Award.
Tracey’s recently released her second novel, Snake, which is on the longlist for the 2012 Sunday Times Fiction Award.
Tracey lives in Cape Town with four dogs, a surfer and her three children.