Tanya Shadrick

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Tanya Shadrick’s memoir The Cure for Sleep – the story of a life transformed slowly after sudden near-death – will be published in February 2022 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Subscribers to her newsletter on Substack receive advance extracts and are invited to share short true stories of their own on each month’s theme: many of these are then added to the book’s website, in line with Tanya’s commitment to encouraging others into voice and publication.


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 Tanya created following just a single meeting with its dying author, Lynne Roper.

Tanya emerged as a writer after forty, and by an unu

The Cure for Sleep Conversations: March Issue

WHERE DOES IT BEGIN, the turn away from risk and adventure that so many of us make? That has us cleave to ease, routine, disguise, conformity? If the events which wake us are often shocking and singular, what leads to a sleep of soul and possibility is harder to trace. We have to go back through all the stories told to us (or by us) about the world and its workings: that bramble thicket in which w

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