Liadain Sherrard was born in Athens of Greek–English parentage. She received her early education in Greece, and later attended boarding school in England. She went on to study for an MA degree at King's College, Cambridge, where she read Modern Languages followed by English. Subsequently she was awarded an MPhil in Renaissance Studies by the University of London's Warburg Institute.
Since 1989, she has lived permanently in her childhood home in rural Greece. She has translated books and articles from both French and Greek. In addition to those indicated in Texts and References on this site below, these include:
- Articles on literary and metaphysical themes, translated chiefly from French, published in the English journal Temenos: A Review devoted to the Arts of the Imagination (1981–92)
- Henry Corbin, Temple and Contemplation (Kegan Paul International: London and New York, 1986) [from French]
- Michel Chodkiewicz, Seal of the Saints, Prophethood and Sainthood in the Doctrine of Ibn Arabi (The Islamic Texts Society: Cambridge, 1993) [from French]
- Henry Corbin, History of Islamic Philosophy (Kegan Paul International: London and New York, 1993) [from French]
- The Drama of Quality: Selected Essays
- The Murderess: A Social Tale
- The Boundless Garden: Selected Short Stories Volume I, includes three translations of stories by Liadain: 'Black Scarf Rock', 'Civilization in the Village', and 'The Easter Chanter'
- Aegean Notebooks: Reflections by Sea and Land in the Archipelago