L J Shaughnessy

L J Shaughnessy

I am a writer and journalist and have worked with publications including The Guardian, New Statesman, Rolling Stone, Vice and the Ecologist. More about me and my work can be found at www.ljshaughnessy.co.uk


L J Shaughnessy in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

2010 Birmingham

What do you love about Short Stories?

The tempo

Do you write in other forms?

Novels, poetry, journalism

What distracts you from writing?


Outside of writing, what are your other passions?

guitar, walks, travel, cookery

What is your favourite book?

Depends when you ask, currently, Teju Cole Open City

Who are your favourite writers?

Robert Pirsig, John Steinbeck and Don DeLillo

Where is your dream location?

small town Spain

What one item would you put into Room 101?


Do you have any advice for new writers?

do it for the right reasons

Work by L J Shaughnessy:

L J Shaughnessy
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The story is about urban alienation and redemption and focuses on a despondent young woman whose life changes following a freak zoological event.

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