|Photograph by Chris Scott, for Scottish Poetry Library|
In 2011, Cargo published her historical novel The Girl in the Bunker, which was a Scottish number one bestseller in its first week. It was selected for Scotland on Sunday’s Books of the Year.
She won a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust, and completed a full-length poetry collection. She’s published two poetry pamphlets: Lipstick is Always a Plus (Stewed Rhubarb Press, 2012) and The Naming of Cancer (Neon Books, 2014).
Tracey has become a regular performer on the Edinburgh spoken word scene and won the Luminate Slam in 2014. She also attended the Spoken Word workshop at the Banff Centre and returned to Canada the following November for a Very Small Poetry Tour in Toronto.
She has one cat, who she rescued from the streets of Fife, and one tattoo, which she got on a visit to Easter Island.
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