• 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.

  • Storysellers Auction

    For the #Storysellers auction, to raise funds to help Irish independent booksellers and comic book stores during this COVID-19 emergency period, I'm offering a bundle of items.

  • All change

    How much can change in a few weeks... I'm self isolating at Casa McHugh, but I squeaked in an adventure in London beforehand.

  • Welcome!

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

  • Dublin Worldcon schedule

    My schedule of events for Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, which is taking place from 15-19 August 2019 in the CCD, Dublin.

  • GRRM Visits the IFI in Dublin during Worldcon

    George R.R. Martin will be attending a screening of the classic sf film, Forbidden Planet, at the IFI in Dublin in association with Dublin 2019: An Irish WorldCon. I'll be in conversation with him about the film after the screening.

  • Appliances on the Radio

    The radio adaptation of my short science fiction play, The Love of Small Appliances, will be broadcast on NearFM at 6 pm on Friday, 28 June 2019. It's a story about AI, love, and the evolution of 'helpful' devices all connected to the Internet, directed by Nicola Murphy.

  • New collection from NewCon Press

    NewCon Press in the UK will be publishing the first collection of my original short stories. It will contain a mixture of previously published work along with new stories, with an introduction by Kim Newman. The collection is called The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them my Dreams), and is scheduled to be launched at Worldcon in Dublin in August 2019.

  • Season’s Greetings!

    2018 has been an interesting year, with interesting being code for challenging (in the positive and difficult sense).