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Julian Gough

Julian Gough is an Irish novelist and poet. He was born in London in 1966 and grew up in Nenagh, Ireland. He studied English and Philosophy at the University College Galway and was one of the founders and the lead singer of the band Toasted Heretic. In 2001 his debut novel “Juno & Juliet” was published. In addition to his prose writing he writes columns for several noted newspapers and journals including The Guardian, Prospect Magazine and A Public Space. In 2007, he was awarded the prestigous National Short Story Award for his short story “The Orphan and the Mob”. It is also the prologue to his novel “Jude in Ireland” which was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction. His first poetry collection “Free Sex Chocolate” was published in 2010. It constrasts his new poetry with his older song lyrics. In 2011 he wrote the closing poem for the computer game Minecraft. Goughs novel “Jude in London” was in third place for the Not The Booker Prize of The Guardian the same year. Julian Gough lives in Berlin. His children’s book “Rabbit’s Bad Habits (Rabbit and Bear)” was published in 2016.

Juno & Juliet. Novel. Flamingo, London 2001.

Jude: Level 1. Novel. Old Street, London 2008.

Free Sex Chocolate. Selected poems. Salmon Poetry, London 2010.

Jude in London. Novel. Old Street, London 2011.

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