Maureen McGranaghan is a playwright, fiction writer, and poet. Her play Goodnight Embryos was selected as runner-up for the 2020 Todd McNerney Playwriting Award and will be presented in the 2021 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Her play Dis Place was developed and produced as part of Bricolage Production Company’s 2014 In the Raw Festival, and she was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference with her script Sweet Dreams. She won the Southern Playwrights Competition at Jacksonville State University for her drama Blood of the Bear, and her plays have also been performed by the Workshop Theater Company, Barrington Stage Company, the Bakerloo Theatre Project, and Tennessee Stage Company.
Her story "Stylites Anonymous" won The Cincinnati Review's 2016 Robert and Adele Schiff Award in Prose and was named a Distinguished Story in The Best American Short Stories 2018. She was a finalist for the 2018 Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize, and her fiction also appears in Alaska Quarterly Review (Vol. 37, No. 3 & 4), The Normal School (Vol. 12, #1), Image (#88), New Ohio Review (#23), and COG (#11).
Her chapbook of poetry Attached to Earth was published by Finishing Line Press.
She teaches at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12: A Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School and holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Trinity College, Dublin.