Eureka Street is a story of Belfast in the 1990s, six months before and after another ceasefire. It is the story of Chuckie Lurgan, fat, Protestant and poor, who suddenly becomes wealthy by various legal but immoral means; and of Jake Jackson, Catholic reformed tough guy, who has been abandoned by his English girlfriend and is looking for love. Meanwhile the strange letters 'OTG' start appearing on walls and paving stones throughout the city.
Robert McLiam Wilson was born in Belfast in 1964. He is the author of three novels, including Ripley Bogle, Manfred's Pain and Eureka Street. In 2003, he was named as one of Granta Magazine's "Best of Young British Novelists."