Maureen Brady is the author of the novels Ginger's Fire, Folly, and Give Me Your Good Ear, as well as the collection of short stories, The Question She Put to Herself, and three books of nonfiction. She has published widely in anthologies and literary journals such as Conditons, Sinister Wisdom, Southern Exposure, Cabbage and Bones: Fiction by Irish American Women, and others. Brady has been awarded grants by New York State Foundation of the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts Writer-in-Residence, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Briarcombe Foundation, and The Barbara Deming Money for Women Memorial Fund.
She teaches creative writing at New York University, The New York Writers Workshop at the JCC in Manhattan, and Il Chiostro in Italy. She was a co-founder of the publishing company Spinsters Ink and has served on the Board of The Barbara Deming Money for Women Fund since 1999, and as Board President since 2003.