Julian Gough is the Author of three acclaimed novels, two BBC radio plays, a successful stage play, and the ending to Time Magazine's 2011 computer game of the year, Minecraft. He also sang with
underground literary pop band Toasted Heretic. He won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2007, and was shortlisted twice, for the Everyman Bollinger Wodehouse Prize. A Poetry collection, Free Sex Chocolate, was published in 2010, and 2013 he had a UK number one Kindle Single with the comic novella CRASH! His latest novel, Connect, will be published by Picador in 2017. Julian also writes Children's fiction: Rabbits Bad Habits (illustrated by Jim Field) was shortlisted for an Irish Book of the Year Award 2016; its sequel, The Pest in the Nest, has just been published. Julian recently returned to Ireland from Berlin, and is the UL writer in residence for 2017.