Tracy Crisp has worked across platforms as varied as stand-up, novels, storytelling and memoir. The development of her first novel, Black Dust Dancing, was given a substantial boost by her time as a Varuna LongLines masterclass participant. Her most recent novel, Surrogate, was published by Wakefield Press in 2017. She is a regular participant at readings and other events, and is writing and performing her new show, Pearls, at the Adelaide Fringe in 2018. As a performer, she is known for work that brings a potent mix of humour and poignancy to any event. After several years living in Abu Dhabi, she has recently returned to Adelaide where she works as a funeral celebrant, specialising in contemporary and alternative funerals.