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    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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Forum (Talk Talk Talk...) > Roma Tre, June 2013

‘There is a valley in Ireland called Glenn Bolcain. It has four gaps to the wind, a breezy bay, bogs to the north, blue hills to the south, larks in the air and healing herbs in every cleft and cranny. [...] Those who come to Glenn Bolcain are filled with loathing for places familiar to them and with a desire for places unknown. There they mingle with their own kind and leap and fly without let or hindrance. When not agitated either horizontally or vertically they sit around and tell one another lies. At night they roost in the trees like rooks in a rookery. [...] It is said that madmen visit Glenn Bolcain to heal themselves. This is not true. They don’t want to be healed at all. They come there to relish the frenzies only that valley can feed’. (Nina Fitzpatrick, Fables of the Irish Intelligentsia, 1991)
June 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKeith Hopper
Ah, one of my favourite passages in Fables of the Irish Intelligentsia. Yes, it makes an excellent description of an International Flann O'Brien Conference...
July 10, 2013 | Registered CommenterJulian Gough