Collaborative Work

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

Duality is available direct from redfoxpress or from Maynooth Bookshop 


Selection of Non-Fiction Writing

Selection of Recent Short Fiction Publications



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