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Welcome to the website of writer Shauna Gilligan

Originally from Dublin, Irish writer Shauna Gilligan has lived and worked in Mexico, Spain and the UK and currently resides in County Kildare.

Shauna's writing has been published in journals and magazines such as The Lampeter Review, Crannóg Magazine, The Stinging Fly and Number Eleven Magazine among others. Her stories have been longlisted in Fish Flash Fiction (2016), Bath Short Story Competition (2016) and placed second in Dromineer International Literary Festival (2017)


Praise for Shauna Gilligan's first novel Happiness Comes from Nowhere

'...a journey of discovery in this thoroughly enjoyable and refreshingly challenging debut novel.' Sunday Independent

'Fresh and original...Shauna Gilligan is a name to watch.'The Irish Examiner

'A truly impressive debut from a writer of exceptional talent.' Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

'Gilligan’s writing has something of the
sensitivity and resonant sadness of William Trevor
at his best' Ryan Licata