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  • CRASH! How I Lost a Hundred Billion and Found True Love (Kindle Single)
    CRASH! How I Lost a Hundred Billion and Found True Love (Kindle Single)
    by Julian Gough

    The UK Kindle Single #1 hit.

    Jude lives in a henhouse with no roof, that he bought for ten million euro, at the height of the Irish property bubble. One day, his mortgage is rated the debt in Europe most likely to default... The political and financial elite of Europe arrive, with a plan: help Jude put a roof on his henhouse, stabilize his debt, and reassure the markets. It all goes horribly wrong.

    "This novella is very funny – laugh-out-loud at times…Gough is one of our most talented satirists" — The Irish Independent

  • Jude in London
    Jude in London
    by Julian Gough

    Shortlisted for both the Guardian's Not The Booker Prize, and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, Jude in London is an epic, comic exploration of the bizarre love triangle between language, consciousness, and reality. Which is all very well, if you're into that sort of thing.

  • Jude: Level 1
    Jude: Level 1
    by Julian Gough

    Shortlisted for the 2008 Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction.

    The novel's prologue won the biggest prize in the world for a single short story - the BBC National Short Story Prize.

    "Sheer comic brilliance" - The Times

    "The best comic novel I've ever read" - Tommy Tiernan

    "Could be the finest comic novel since Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman" - The Sunday Tribune

  • Juno and Juliet
    Juno and Juliet
    by Julian Gough

    My first novel, of which I am very fond. The adventures of teenage twin sisters Juno & Juliet, in their first year away from home. Life, love and literature, in Galway and Tipperary.

     

    "Like Roddy Doyle in an extremely good mood" - The Washington Post

    "A modern, at times brilliantly ironic reworking of the classical fairytale, with nods to Shakespeare, Austen and Beckett." - Literary Review

    "Hugely entertaining" - Vogue

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I have FINALLY finished Connect, the novel I have been writing for the past seven years, and I’m about to launch it in Ireland.

Please come, if you can; and do tell any friends who might enjoy coming.

There are events in Dublin, Limerick, and Galway. I’ll be at all of them, and so will my parents, so I will probably behave. Or, maybe, not… Yes, there will be free wine (though I cannot guarantee the vintage), and the fizziest of water. And we will probably go to the pub afterwards, and keep the conversation going.

All the details are here, in the sexy picture…

(If you click on this picture, gasp with delight to see it has taken you to a page where you can buy the book, and buy the book, I get a little slice of the sale price, which I will spend on drugs and die, and you will feel bad. But at least you will have the book! The book will cheer you up....)

 

Hmmm. Those words look awful small in the sexy picture. I'll type them out again, BUT BIG:

 

Tuesday May 1st, Dublin: 6.30pm, Dubray Books, Grafton Street. FREE!!!


Thursday May 3rd, Limerick: 7.30pm, in conversation with Kevin Barry, University of Limerick, €5 (bargain!). University Concert Hall box office: 061 331549


Friday May 4th, Galway: 6.30pm, Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, FREE!!!

 

I really think I may have, somehow, possibly by mistake, done something special. Donal Ryan read it in advance and said: “Connect really is a work of genius. It confronts and explores the nature of humanness and existence in a thrilling, immersive, addictive way, and marks Julian out as a prophet among writers.” Which was a pretty mind-blowing thing to hear, from such a splendid writer…

So if you’re in Ireland, come along and help me celebrate the birth of my weird and wonderful book-baby next week, in Dublin or Limerick or Galway. And feel free to share this; there’s never much of a budget for launching books (even if they are works of genius), and you can hugely help me by spreading the word.

Thanks!

 

-Julian

 

PS I have been ignoring my website for years, so it is all crusty and decayed. Apologies; I will renovate it soon. Meanwhile, feel free to  say hello to me on Twitter. Or even follow me, by simply pressing this button: