science fiction and fantasy writer


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Ian McHugh’s first success as a fiction writer was winning the short story contest at his local science-fiction convention in Canberra, Australia in 2004. Since then he has sold stories to magazines, webzines, podcasts and anthologies in Australia and internationally.

His stories have won grand prize in the Writers of the Future contest, been shortlisted six times at Australia’s Aurealis Awards (winning Best Fantasy Short Story in 2010), been reprinted in national and international year’s best anthologies and appeared in the Locus and Tangent Online annual Recommended Reading Lists. He graduated from the Clarion West writers’ workshop in 2006. His collection of short stories, Angel Dust, was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award in 2015.

Ian is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Canberra.

  1. Hi Ian, I’ve loved reading your posts and have nominated you for my Field of Flowers Award. See . Congratulations!

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