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 Open City by Teju Cole.

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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