Welcome to Maura McHugh’s web site.
Maura writes, prose, comic books, plays, and screenplays, and lives in the west of Ireland.
- My short story ‘The Hanging Tree’, will appear in a forthcoming issue of horror magazine Black Static.
- I’m nominated in the Best Irish Writer category in The Arcade Awards.
- I’ve been nominated for a 2013 ICN Award in the ‘Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland’ category.
- The next meeting of Laydeez do Comics – Dublin will happen from 2.30pm – 5pm on Saturday, 30 November, 2013, and will feature guests Leeann Hamilton, Michael Carroll, and Gareth Gowran & Sadhbh Lawlor.
- My collection Twisted Myths was published in the USA by Barron’s Educational Series on 1 October, 2013. It’s a 144 page large-size hardback, containing twenty myths from around the world with illustrations by Jane Laurie. It’s available to buy on Amazon.com.
- At 4.30pm on Saturday, 3 August at the Lighthouse cinema there will be a screening of Kristy Guevara-Flanagan documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. Following which I’ll be appearing on a Banter panel discussing pop culture’s representation of women on screen and in print with Irish Times journalist Jim Carroll, director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, and Film Fatale’s Anna Taylor.
- I recently appeared on RTÉ Radio 1 Arts Show, Arena, discussing the career of novelist/comic book writer Neil Gaiman. You can listen to my segment online.
- Issue 3 of Jennifer Wilde has been published by Atomic Diner, and it can be ordered ordered online.
- On 1 February, 2013 Twisted Fairy Tales was published in the USA by Barron’s Educational Series. It’s a 144 page large-size hardback, containing twenty classic fairy tales retold with a dark slant, accompanied by lavish illustrations by Jane Laurie. It’s available for order on Amazon.com.