‘Tanya is an electrifying voice and her book reminds me of the very best memoirs – Joan Didion’s autobiographical writing, Lorna Sage’s Bad Blood…I cannot wait to publish it.’ Lettice Franklin, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Tanya Shadrick’s memoir The Cure for Sleep – the story of a late-waking life – will be published in February 2022 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
As founder of The Selkie Press, she is editor of Wild Woman Swimming – a journal of west country waters longlisted for the 2019 Wainwright Prize: a book created following just a single meeting with its dying author, Lynne Roper.
Tanya is also a sought-after artist in residence. In 2016, she began her Wild Patience Scrolls – a mile of writing composed pen on paper beside England’s oldest outdoor pool. She has since had residencies in other extraordinary locations, including a modernist treehouse near Lake Geneva and Virginia Woolf’s garden on the Sussex Downs: a practice of writing outside to inspire creativity and connection that has earned her Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.