Julian Gough was born in London and grew up in Ireland. He now lives in Berlin. He won the BBC National Short Story Prize in 2007 with ‘The Orphan and the Mob’, which later became the prologue for Jude: Level 1, a novel short-listed for the 2008 Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. Julian’s first novel, Juno and Juliet, was published in 2001, followed by Jude in Ireland in 2007. Jude in London, his most recent novel, was published in 2011 and was short-listed for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. In 2010, Salmon Poetry released his first poetry collection, Free Sex Chocolate. Julian Gough has also written columns and opinion pieces for various newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, Prospect Magazine and A Public Space.