In 2002, she won a Pearson award and was writer-in-residence at London's Bush Theatre. Her stage plays are published by Oberon.
Her work for BBC Radio Four includes The Sound of Silence (short-listed for the 2003 Imison Award, creating and co-writing The Magpie Stories;, adapting Hanan al-Shaykh's novel Only in London and co-adapting Paul Scott's The Raj Quartet (with John Harvey).
She has also compiled and edited an anthology of short stories, 12 Days, published by Virago Press.
- "Shelley Silas and Evan Davis share their coming out experiences", The Independent, including extracts from It's OK to be Gay: Celebrity Coming Out Stories, edited by Alison Stokes.
- "List of 2003 Imison Award finalists"
- "Magpie Stories" transmission listings.