• 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).

  • Comics Residency in Angoulême

    I’m really pleased to announce that I’ve been selected to be part of a special 10-day group residency in Angoulême in France, as part of one of the initiatives of a Creative Europe Project called Wom@rts. I’m equally pleased to hear that the other Irish candidate is Fionnuala Doran. We’ll be joined by the following talented creatives: Xulia Vicente (Cariño, Spain), Nanu González (Oviedo, Spain), Meriem Mesfioui (aka. Durgmaya (France), Scotty Hervouet (France), Raquel Lagartos (Oviedo, Spain), Korina Hunjak (Rijeka, Croatia), Akvilė Misevičiūtė (aka. Akvilė Magicdust, Vilnius, Lithuania) and Samira Kentrić (Ljubljana, Slovenia). During our time in France we’ll have to complete work for an exhibition entitled ‘The Second Sex’,…