Tanya Shadrick is a former hospice scribe and writer who works in public spaces to encourage others to share stories and take creative risks. She has been a visiting writer in many extraordinary places, including England’s oldest outdoor pool, Virginia Woolf’s garden at Monk’s House and the Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature in Switzerland. She is editor and publisher of the Wainwright Prize longlisted Wild Woman Swimming (The Selkie Press) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her memoir The Cure For Sleep (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) was a Waterstones and an Evening Standard Non-Fiction book for 2022. Tanya grew up on the North Devon and Cornish coast. She has lived for the last thirty years on the Sussex Downs.