Natasha Sholl



On Valentine’s Day, after a night of red wine and pasta and planning for their future, Natasha Sholl and her partner Rob went to bed. A few hours later, at the age of 27, his heart stopped.

Found, Wanting tells the story of Natasha’s attempt to rebuild her life in the wake of Rob’s sudden death, stumbling through the grief landscape and colliding with the cultural assumptions about the ‘right way’ to grieve.

It is a memoir about falling in love in the aftermath of loss, and what it means to build a life in the space that death leaves.

Furious and passionate, bracingly honest and beautiful, Found, Wanting is above all, a memoir about living and making sense of the multitude of lives within us.


The Snares of Grief

Australian Book Review
April 2022

Found, Wanting is an Elegant Reflection of Love and Loss

Canberra Time
April 2022

Found, Wanting is Darkly Funny, Thoughtful and Beautifully Written

The West Australian
February 2022

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Sydney Morning Herald
March 2022

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Found, Wanting

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