Selection of Non-Fiction Writing

Selection of Recent Short Fiction Publications

Collaborative Work

  • Duality (redfoxpress, 2019) Fiction and poetry with visual art by Margo McNulty

Duality is available direct from redfoxpress or from Maynooth Bookshop 



Extract from new novel When The October Wind Comes in Reading The Future (Arlen House: Dublin, 2017)


You can order Happiness Comes from Nowhere (Ward Wood: London, 2012) direct from the publishers, from your local bookshop, from your local library and from larger on-line sites.

Some Praise for 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

A Selection of Press Reviews of Happiness Comes from Nowhere