Maureen Gallagher lives in Galway. Limbo, her debut novel, is forthcoming from Poolbeg Press. Her first poetry collection, Calling the Tune, was published by Wordsonthestreet Press in December 2008.
Maureen’s stories, poetry and literary criticism have been published widely in magazines and journals including The Rialto, Chapman, Poetry Ireland Review, The Cork Literary Review, The Stinging Fly, New Irish Writing, Crannóg and others.
In 2021, Maureen won first prize in both the Write-by-the Sea Memoir Competition and the F(r)iction Flash Fiction Competition. She has won many other awards, including the Hanna Greally 2017 Short Story Award, The Maria Edgeworth 2015 Flash Fiction Award, the Goldsmith 2011 Poetry Award, the Jonathon Swift 2011 Satire Award, the New Writer 2001 Essay Award and others.
Maureen has given readings of her work many times – at the Project Theatre, Galway Town Hall, Galway Arts Centre, Monaghan Arts Centre, Dunlewy Arts Centre, the Cúirt International Festival, Phizzfest, Splash festival, the Clifden Festival, Flat Lake Festival and others.
She has facilitated writing workshops at the Galway Education Centre and the Western Writers’ Centre. Her work has been broadcast on RTE.