Tanya Aldred has been writing about sport since 1997, when she started doing the filing at Wisden Cricket Monthly Magazine. Since then, she’s covered all sorts of events –the Ryder Cup, Wimbledon, the Commonwealth Games, the Olympics and Paralympics – for all sorts of publications – the Telegraph, the New Statesman, the BBC, the London Review of Books, Wisden Almanack – but mostly written about cricket for the Guardian. She co-edited The Nightwatchman magazine for ten years, helms the Guardian’s County Cricket Blog and is a regular for the paper’s over by over coverage.
Tanya loves children’s books and has co-written two – Ultimate Cricket Superstars with Matt Oldfield and The Legend of Sparkhill with Moeen Ali – both shortlisted for the Sunday Times Children’s Sports book of the year. She also runs creative writing classes for primary school children.
Tanya is passionate about nature and the environment, and writes increasingly about sport and the climate crisis. She set up @TheNextTest, a Twitter account to encourage cricket to become more sustainable, and is a founder member of The Next Test organisation.