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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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Welcome, gentle reader...  Julian Gough is neglecting his blog to spend most of his time exploring the giddy world of Twitter these days. He invites you to follow him, by simply pressing this button: 


Dancing in a bog in county Kerry. Them yellow lads in the background are buttercups.Julian Gough writes serious novels disguised as funny novels. He has been known to win prizes and steal pigs. He also wrote the narrative at the end of Minecraft. (TIME magazine's Computer Game of the Year, 2011.) His recent novella, "CRASH! How I Lost A Hundred Billion And Found True Love", went to #1 in the UK Kindle Singles chart.


He was born in London, raised in Tipperary, educated in Galway, and lives in Berlin. He once saved the publishing industry.


Julian Gough's novel Jude in Ireland was shortlisted for the 2008 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, alongside excellent books by Alan Bennett, Will Self, John Walsh, Garrison Keillor and Joe Dunthorne. (Julian highly recommends Alan Bennett's superb The Uncommon Reader.) Will Self won the prestigious prize. However, certain scandalous events subsequently forced Julian to steal Will Self's pig. (For more information, check out Julian's Blog.)

In April 2007, Julian won the biggest prize in the world for a single short story, the BBC National Short Story Award, for "The Orphan and the Mob". You can read fifteen thousand pounds worth of story, for free, here.


Before that, Julian was best known for writing the novel Juno & Juliet.

He also, in his youth, wrote the words (and sang) on four albums by the cult Galway group, Toasted Heretic. They even had a top ten hit with this song.

This site contains Julian Gough's biography, poetry, song lyrics, and his occasional blog. For the brave, there are photographs by (and of) the blighter. There are also links to some of the more interesting interviews.

Feel free to wander around, post comments, ask questions, or mail Julian...





Julian Gough steals Will Self's pig... One of his more popular misadventures. As described in his blog.