Maureen Duffy is known primarily a novelist, in which capacity much of her work blends elements from history, biography, autobiography, or science fiction. She has also produced plays, poems, and scholarly works. By the early twenty-first century her output was said to total twenty-eight prose works (fiction and non-fiction), poetry collections, and plays. Maureen Duffy writes often of primal bonds, of love and sexual desire, of the disadvantaged and marginalised, of gender identity and gender politics.
21 October 1933 Maureen Duffy was born at Worthing in Sussex, her mother's only child.
1962 MD published a novel, That's How It Was, which, as its title suggests, is semi-autobiographical.