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Augustus Young

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Augustus Young is the pen name of James Hogan. He was born in Cork, Ireland, worked in London as an epidemiologist and now lives in France. As Augustus Young, he is the author of eight books of poetry, including Days and Nights in Hendon (Menard Press, 2002) and Lightning in Low Places ) (Cranagh Press). He has also published many scientific papers.

The widely acclaimed autofiction Light Years (2002), his first full length work in prose, was followed by Storytime (2005), The Secret Gloss: A Film Play on the Life and Work of Soren Kierkegaard (2009), and The Nicotine Cat and Other People (2009).

Young is a sharp-eyed observer of life especially in its stranger and more absurd moments. His webzine is