Shauna Gilligan is a novelist and short story writer living in Kildare. Her writing has been published in journals such as The Stinging Fly and New Welsh Review. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and teaches in further and higher education. She is particularly interested in exploring the crossover of art and literature in storytelling, the depiction of historical events in fiction, and creative processes. She has received many awards for her writing including the Cecil Day Lewis award from Kildare County Council.