Eriu, the Dublin-based imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired A Portrait of the Piss Artist as a Young Man, a gripping memoir from comedian Tadhg Hickey.

Publishing Director Deirdre Nolan acquired world all language rights from the author.

Tadhg Hickey has experienced the wonderful highs of sell-out comedy gigs all around Ireland and the UK; writing, acting and directing his own TV shows and having his viral sketches gaining global critical and media acclaim, but he has also tackled a crippling addiction to alcohol. 

Tadhg Hickey said, ‘What a joy it was to talk about myself non-stop for 300 pages. You just don’t get that kind of stage time in stand up. I tried to write this book as I’d tell you a story if you were sat beside me, so if you like your stories mad, bad, sad and glad: snuggle up.’

Deirdre Nolan said, ‘I’m delighted to be publishing this remarkable memoir of Twitter sensation, comedian and all-round great guy Tadhg Hickey. While the book is hilarious in parts – think Trainspotting but set in Cork – it’s also a deeply moving, unflinchingly honest and ultimately redemptive story of what happens when life goes wrong and addiction takes over, and how recovery from this terrible illness is always possible.’

A Portrait of the Piss Artist as a Young Man will be published in the UK and Ireland on 7th September 2023 in hardback, trade paperback, audio and eBook.