Books

The Cure for Sleep (Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2022)

A memoir of a life transformed slowly – through chance, risk and effort – after sudden near-death.

‘Tanya Shadrick…is an electrifying new voice and her book has the quality of a fable that teaches us how to live, how to step out of the confines we have made for ourselves, how to wake up.” Lettice Franklin, Editorial Director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson

The Cure for Sleep - Credit Tanya Shadrick


Birds of Firle (The Selkie Press: 2022)

A single, wordless booklet being posted out to and back from almost 100 collaborators, in turn. Each recipient is invited to return a hand-written note, a photo, a feather – and any more extensive responses they wish to share in words, sound, image. An exercise in cumulative and communal creativity, responses will be assembled here initially ahead of a future limited edition release and related exhibition in 2022.

Birds of Firle - Credit Tanya Shadrick


Wild Woman Swimming (The Selkie Press: 2018)

Publisher and editor for the 2019 Wainwright Prize longlisted Wild Woman Swimming: A Journal of West Country Waters by the late Lynne Roper.

Wild Woman Swimming - Wainwright Prize


Watermarks: Writing by Lido Lovers & Wild Swimmers
(The Frogmore Press: 2017)

Commissioned this anthology of new prose and poetry to celebrate swimming in the world’s lakes, rivers, seas and lidos. Co-edited with Rachel Playforth and published by The Frogmore Press. An Outdoor Swimming Society recommended read.