• Welcome!

    Welcome to the web site for Maura McHugh - an author of horror and dark fantasy fiction living in the West of Ireland.

  • British Fantasy Awards 2020 Nomination

    My collection, The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them My Dreams), published by NewCon Press, has been nominated for Best Collection in the British Fantasy Society's British Fantasy Awards 2020.

  • Octocon 2020

    From 9-11 October I'll be attending Octocon 2020, which is taking place online. Here is my schedule of panels.

  • Misty & Scream! podcast

    Rebellion organised a podcast with many of the writers of the Misty & Scream! Special 2020, including me, which is available to listen to online now.

  • Story in Judge Dredd Megazine 424

    In the 30th Anniversary issue of Judge Dredd Megazine, I've an Anderson: PSI Division story called ‘No Country for Old PSIs’ with art by Steven Austin, colours by Barbara Nosenzo and letters by Simon Bowland.

  • Story in Misty & Scream 2020 Special

    Scream & Misty 2020 Special cover

    Genuinely thrilled that I've a story in the forthcoming Misty & Scream 2020 Special called 'The Thief of Senses'. The art and colouring is by Robin Henley with lettering by Annie Parkhouse.

  • Monkey Shadow Boxing

    A celebration of the second season of Netflix's The New Legends of Monkey, and in particular its final episode, 'Shadow Boxing'.

  • 2000 AD Lockdown Chat

    At 8.00 pm on 3 August 2020 I'll be appearing on a 'Lockdown Chat' via a Zoom Webinar discussing 2000 AD, as part of June Fest Newbridge. Dave Butler will be moderating the conversation with my fellow panellists and 2000 AD experts, Michael Carroll, Eoin Coveney and PJ Holden.

  • Review in Journey Planet 50

    The 50th issue of fanzine Journey Planet is out now, and I've a review in it of 'Hellman: At the Twilight of the Reich', a Garth Ennis story, drawn by Mike Dorey and lettered by Rob Steen, which appeared in the recent Action 2020 Special published by Rebellion.

  • Women (RI)visible in Rijeka

    The Wom@rts roaming exhibition, titled 'Women (RI)visible', is opening tonight in Tower Center Rijeka, in Croatia. My piece, 'Interview with a Sphinx', is part of the exhibition.