About & Books

Shauna Gilligan is a novelist and short story writer from Dublin, Ireland and is represented by the Andrew Nurnberg Agency in London.

She holds a PhD (creative writing) from the University of South Wales. She is on the Arts Council of Ireland Writers in Prisons Panel, teaches novel writing at universities, and runs creative writing workshops for adults and teenagers. She is also available for one-to-one mentoring as part of the Irish Writers’ Centre Professional Mentoring Programme.

Shauna has received numerous awards for her writing including an Arts Grants for Literature and the Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary for Literature in 2015. She was the Community Writer-in-Residence with the Irish Writers’ Centre and the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre in 2016/7.

Her debut novel was described by the Sunday Independent as ‘thoroughly enjoyable and refreshingly challenging.’ Happiness Comes from Nowhere is available online but please consider purchasing from a local independent bookshop first. You can also borrow Happiness Comes from Nowhere from your local library!

 

 

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