Credits

Adaptations


  • Maura’s short story ‘Bone Mother’ was adapted as a short stop-motion animated film by Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward (See Creature animation company), and produced for the National Film Board of Canada by Jelena Popovic. The eight-minute short film received its première in 2018.

Awards/Prizes


2006

2012

  • Shortlisted for the Eagle Award for ‘Favourite European Comic Book’ for the comic book series Jennifer Wilde.

2013

  • Shortlisted for the ICN Award for ‘Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland’ .
  • Shortlisted for The Arcade Award in the ‘Best Irish Writer’ category.

2014

2015

  • Won the Best Irish Writer (comic books) in The Arcade Awards.
  • Shortlisted for The Arcade Award in the ‘Best Irish Writer’ category.
  • Shortlisted for The Geekies 2015 – the Geek Ireland Awards – in the Best Irish Writer category.
  • Won the ICN Award 2015 for ‘Best Irish Writer Published Outside of Ireland’.

2018

Editor


1993-1994

  • Editor of the Trinity College postgraduate academic journal Alumnus

Summer 2010

2015

  • Edited the Song of the Sea picture book, written by Will Collins, based on a story by Tomm Moore, and an adaptation of the award-winning animated feature film.

2007 – 2018

  • Writer and editor for the Writers Guild of Ireland’s fortnightly electronic newsletter, and content writer and editor for the WGI web site and blog.

Collections


Twisted Fairy Tales

  • Barron’s Educational Series: 1 February, 2013. This collection contains twenty classic fairy tales told with a dark slant, with lavish illustrations by Jane Laurie.

Twisted Myths

  • Barron’s Educational Series: 1 October, 2013. This collection contains twenty myths from around the world with beautiful illustrations by Jane Laurie.

Comic Books


2018

  • ‘SPA Day’, a Judge Anderson: PSI Division story, drawn by Emma Vieceli, coloured by Barbara Nosenzo, and lettered by Ellie De Ville for the 2000 AD Summer Sci-Fi Special magazine (Rebellion, June 2018).
  • ‘Interview with a Sphinx’, a two-page narrative comic created as part of the Wom@arts Comics & Illustrators Residency in Angoulême, France. Story, art, and lettering by Maura McHugh.
  • ‘Words Are Not Real’, in Mansion of Madness, art by Alex Patterson, and lettering by Bolt-01. Edited by Lee Robson and Dan Hill. Available on Comixology.

2017

  • ‘Colours’, a short story written by Maura, drawn and coloured by John Riordan for the Outside anthology, published by Ash Pure.

2016

2015

2014

  • Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland, created by Mike Mignola for the Hellboy universe; story & script by Kim Newman & Maura McHugh; art by Tyler Crook for Dark Horse Comics. Five issues.
  • Jennifer Wilde: Tulpa, character created by Rob Curley; story & script by Maura McHugh; art by Leeann Hamilton for Atomic Diner Comics. Short Story.

2011 – 2014

2011 – 2013

2012

Computer Games


  • The script for the Jennifer Wilde Point and Click computer game, developed by Outsider Games in partnership with Atomic Diner Comics and Northern Ireland Screen, and is based on the original comic book series Maura wrote for Atomic Diner.

Juries


2009

  • Member of the Jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition, Octocon science fiction convention
  • Member of the Jury for the Script Pitching Competition at the Galway Junior Film Fleadh

2010

  • Member of the Jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition, Octocon science fiction convention
  • Member of the Jury for the Script Pitching Competition at the Galway Junior Film Fleadh

2011

2012

2013

  • Member of the Jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition, Octocon science fiction convention
  • Member of the Jury for the Script Pitching Competition at the Galway Junior Film Fleadh

2014

2015

  • Member of the selection committee for the British Comics Awards
  • Member of the Jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition, Octocon science fiction convention

2016

  • Member of the Jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition, Octocon science fiction convention

2017

2018

  • Member of the Jury for the Spook Screen short film competition.

Non-Fiction


Articles
Books
Essays
Interviews
Lectures
  • November 2014 – ‘Writing for Comic Books’, a talk for members of the Writers Guild of Ireland
  • March 2016 – ‘We Can Be Heroes: Women Protagonists in Popular Culture’, a talk for the forty sixth Inaugural meeting of The Hist in Trinity College Dublin, where the topic was: ‘Making the Modern Heroine’.
  • June 2016 – ‘The Illuminated Word: Writing for Visual Media’, a talk for the Image programme in the Hay Festival Kells.
  • December 2016 – ‘Working the Blue Rose Case: Signs, Codes, and Mysteries in David Lynch’s Fire Walk With Me‘, a talk for the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies in London.
Radio
  • A segment on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena, discussing the announcement of a new The Sandman prequel comic by Neil Gaiman and J.H. William III.
  • A broadcast from Brighton, UK on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena talking about World Fantasy Convention, which was taking place at the time.
  • review of The Sandman: Overture, written by Neil Gaiman, with art by J.H. Williams III, on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena.
  • preview of the inaugural MCM Ireland Comic Con, on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena.
  • review of Neil Gaiman’s short story collection, Trigger Warning, for RTÉ Radio 1’s art show, Arena.
  • A contributor to the RTÉ Radio 1 Arena special programme celebrating Star Wars, discussing the history of Star Wars comic books.
  • Discussing the Fête de la Bande Dessinée, the Irish / French Comic Book Festival taking place in Dublin for RTÉ Radio 1’s programme Arena.
  • A review the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s classic novel, Kindred for RTÉ Radio 1’s programme Arena.
  • A chat about vegetarianism on The Culinary Muse radio show on Kinvara FM, hosted by Anna O’Donnell, as well as playing some themed music on the subject.
  • A review of the new novel, Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer, on RTÉ Radio 1’s culture radio show, Arena, on Thursday, 10 August 2017.
  • A review of Marvel’s The Defenders on RTÉ Radio 1’s culture show, Arena, on Tuesday, 15 August 2017.
  • On RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arenaon 18 October 2017, I discussed Philip Pullman’s work, and his new book in His Dark Materials series: The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage.
  • A segment on The Kitchen Table show on 103.2 Dublin City FM on 26 October, discussing Supergirl and Mindhunter, as well as the Slayers and their Vampires panel at the Bram Stoker Festival.
  • On Monday, 25 June 2018 a discussion of the 2000 AD Special Sci-Fi Magazine on RTÉ Radio 1’s arts show, Arena.
  • On Monday, 2 July 2017 a review on Arena of the new Cambridge Companion To The Graphic Novel.
  • On 27 November 2018 on Arena talking about George R.R. Martin‘s career and his latest book: the 700-page Goliath Fire and Blood, Volume 1.
Reviews

Plays


29 October – 3 November, 2012
6 May 2016
  • A staged reading of an extract of Maura’s short play, The Love of Small Appliances, directed by Justine Nakase. Part of the Waking the Feminists West initiative, which selected six plays from women playwrights in the West of Ireland for staged readings.

Podcasts


February 2009

January 2010

April 2011

February 2016

  • Maura narrated ‘Territory’ – with Kim Jones – a story written by Julie Steinbacher, and available to listen to on the Podcastle web site.

Short Films


October 2009

Short Stories


October 2004

May 2006

July 2007

  • ‘Bone Mother’, Fantasy anthology, eds. Sean Wallace & Paul Tremblay

December 2007

  • ‘Tattoo Destiny’, a poem, in Jabberwocky 3, ed. Sean Wallace

March/April 2008

September 2008

March 2009

  • ‘Grave Taster’, a poem, in Doorways Magazine #8. It placed second in the magazine’s annual poetry competition.

April 2009

May 2009

July 2009

September 2009

  • ‘Empty Mind Came Back With the Pearl’, M-Brane SF, issue 9

December 2009

  • ‘The Secret Names of Buildings’, in M-Brane SF, issue 12

April 2010

  • ‘The Solace of Dark Places’, a poem, in Goblin Fruit, Spring 2010.

October 2010

January 2011

February 2011

Jan 2014

April 2014

  • ‘Valerie’ in the anthology La Femme, edited by Ian Whates from NewCon Press.

August 2015

  • ‘Family’ in the anthology Cassilda’s Song, edited by Joe S. Pulver from Chaosium Inc.

January 2016

  • ‘Valerie’ in the anthology Obsidian: A Decade of Horror Stories by Women, edited by Ian Whates from NewCon Press.

February 2016

August 2016

September 2016

  • ‘The Fruit of the Tree’, in Ten Tall Tales, edited by Ian Whates for NewCon Press.

October 2016

  • ‘A Rebellious House’, in The Madness of Dr. Caligari, edited by Joe S. Pulver for Fedogan and Bremer.

March 2017

August 2017

October 2017

  • ‘Submerged’, a poem in Mythic Delirium issue 4.2, edited by Mike Allen.

November 2017

February 2018