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Alan David Gold, (born 1945) is an Australian novelist, literary critic and human rights activist.
Total Books: 51
Gold was born in Leicester, UK and began his working life on British provincial newspapers such as the Leicester Mercury before becoming a freelance correspondent in the United Kingdom and Europe.
He has written seventeen books which have been published and translated internationally. His novels deal with a wide range of subjects, most often history and Judaism. His most recent publications are Pirate Queen, about Grace O'Malley and Warrior Queen about the adventures of the British Queen Boudica, both published by Penguin Putnam/NAL in the United States.
Forthcoming books include The Mechanic, about the Nuremberg trials, The Daughter of the Desert, a fictionalized biography based on the life of Gertrude Bell, the woman who created modern-day Iraq in 1923, Lady of the Night, a novel about truth in fiction, and fiction in truth, and The Pretender's Lady, a story about Flora MacDonald and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
He is a regular literary critic for The Australian and the literary magazine, Good Reading. In June 2000, he was the New South Wales Human Rights Orator, as well as the B'nai B'rith Human Rights Orator in Sydney and Melbourne. He is a visiting guest lecturer in literature at major Australian Universities and a regular lecturer and speaker on matters of literature, racism and human rights.
He is a past President of the Anti-Defamation Unit of B'nai B'rith, is a member of the think-tanks, the Sydney Institute, and the Centre for Independent Studies, is a board member of the International writers' centre, Varuna, the Vice President of the human rights program Courage to Care, and the literary co-ordinator of the New South Wales University Shalom College's Festival, Limmud Oz. He is a visiting scholar to the Melbourne Limmud Oz.
Gold is published by HarperCollins in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, and Penguin Group/New American Library in the USA as well as Editoriale ViaMagna in Spain and Edition Michel LaFon in France. His books deal extensively with major historical themes from numerous time periods, as well as recreating fabulous women whose lives have been lost to history, such as Grace O'Malley and Jezebel.
Alan Gold is married with three children and lives in Sydney, Australia.