In his first foray into fiction the funny man with the plastic bag on his head reveals an astounding literary talent. The Gospel According to Blindboy is a surreal and genre-defying collection of short stories and visual art exploring the myths, complacencies and contradictions at the heart of modern Ireland. Covering everything from love and death to sex and politics, it's pitched halfway between the Angelus and Oculus Rift, globalisation and gombeenism. Whip-smart and provocative, and animated by the author's unmistakably dark wit, it recalls some of the nation's most acclaimed literary voices - such as Flann O'Brien and Kevin Barry - while simultaneously breaking new and exciting ground. Unlike anything else you're going to read this year.
Author Biography: Blindboy Boatclub is Ireland's foremost satirist and its most original comedic voice, and one half of the Rubberbandits. Present in the art and theatre world with their movement 'Gas C**ntism' they represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and were the first entertainment act to headline at Shakespeare's Globe. Hit singles include 'Horse Outside' and 'Spastic Hawk', and popular television shows include The Rubberbandits' Guide and The Almost Impossible Gameshow. Blindboy also campaigns in support of a variety of social issues, including male mental health.