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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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OK! I have a bunch of Irish readings and workshops coming up, in Dundrum, Dublin, Dún Laoghaire, and Dromineer, for details see below... I would love to see you at any of these that interest you: do come up and say hi.

 

Saturday, September 29th Dublin/Dundrum – Dubray StoryFest

I’ll be doing a couple of events, including a Rabbit & Bear storytelling workshop for children (suitable for ages five to ten; but younger or older kids are also welcome). Also, a big conversation with a bunch of other children’s authors about the books that influenced them. (I may talk about Black Beauty.)

(More info on Dubray StoryFest here.)

 

Monday, October 1st Dublin (central) – Irish Writers Centre

 

Mindshift: Stepping out of your Comfort Zone - Writing in New Areas

I’m hosting this workshop, in which we’ll talk about how writers can move into radio drama, children’s books, Kindle Singles, computer games, stage plays, audio originals, and so on. And about the unique virtues of each form. Ideal for writers interested in trying new things.

 Price: €30.00. Starts: Mon 1 Oct 2018. Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm. Duration: 2.5 Hours 

(Here is more info on this workshop.)

 

October 3rd Dún Laoghaire – DLR

This one is free, and should be fun. I’ll be in conversation with Sarah Maria Griffin in the Studio Theatre, in Dún Laoghaire’s dlr Lexicon on Wed 3 Oct at 7.00pm

Here’s the topic: “Press 1 for Dystopia, Press 2 for Utopia: Will technology lead us to heaven, or hell?” Event free but booking is essential, on eventbrite.ie

(More info on this event with Sarah-Maria  Griffin. You can also book your place here, free.)

 

Thursday October 4th Dromineer Literary Festival, in Dromineer and Nenagh Co.Tipperary.

It says here, “The festival gets off to a Flying Start with writers Lisa Harding and Julian Gough discussing their recently published novels, dealing with contemporary issues.  This event will be chaired by RTÉ broadcaster and literary festival curator, Rick O’Shea. Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Sq. Nenagh."

€12/€10. To book, contact (067) 34400, www.nenagharts.com

 

Saturday October 6th Dromineer

9.30am to 12.30pm

The program says “Writing Fiction Workshop: Julian Gough, experienced author and tutor will lead this workshop.  Julian has published four novels for adults, three award-winning books for children and has won the BBC National Short Story Award.” €40, which includes “a delicious home-made lunch”. It also says "Booking is essential!" I'll basically try to tell you, in three hours, everything useful I have learned about writing. Info@dromineerliteraryfestival.ie

Same day, 3.45pm to 4.45pm, the Launch Party. I launch Ronan Ryan’s new novel: Ruth Patel launches poets Liz Quirke and Maurice Devitt. A lovely celebration of local talent. A fiver, in Lough Derg Yacht Club. No need to book.

 

OK, that's all the gigs for now. If you know anyone who might be interested, pass on the information. I have a couple of Paris gigs coming up soon too, but I'll add those later. And Cashel Arts Festival last week was amazing, but I didn't put it up here in time, and now it's over.

Otherwise, my fab new novel Connect is out in the UK, and is also out in the US. (Click to go see it.)

And my third children's book, Attack of the Snack, is just out in paperback. Jim Field's illustrations are glorious.

(In other news, our first children's book together, Rabbit's Bad Habits, just won the Livretête Prize in France. Hurray for Rabbit & Bear!)