Ian McHugh

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Ian McHugh
Ian McHugh.jpg
Nationality Australian
Genre Speculative short fiction
Notable awards Aurealis Award
Best fantasy short story
2009 "Once a Month, On a Sunday"
Writers of the Future
Grand prize
2008 "Bitter Dreams"

Ian McHugh is an Australian writer of speculative short fiction.


McHugh's first story was published in 2004, entitled "The Alchemical Automaton Blues" which was published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #15.[1] His first win came with his story "Bitter Dreams" which won the 2008 Writers of the Future grand prize.[2] It was also a nominee for the writers of the Future 3rd quarter at the same awards and was a short-list nominee for the 2008 Aurealis Award for best horror short story.[2] In 2009 McHugh's "Once a Month, On a Sunday" was a joint-winner for the 2009 Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story.[3] McHugh currently lives in Canberra, Australia and is a member of the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.[4]


Short fiction[edit]

Source: ISFDB, ianmchugh.wordpress.com

Awards and nominations[edit]

Aurealis Awards[2]

Writers of the Future[2]


  1. ^ "Bibliography: The Alchemical Automaton Blues". ISFDB. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d "The Locus Index to SF Awards: Index of Literary Nominees: Page 89". Locus Online. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Aurealis Awards 2009 Fantasy Short Story: Judges’ Report" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  4. ^ "About". ianmchugh.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 

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