Glen David Gold

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Glen David Gold
Glen David Gold 2011.jpg
Glen David Gold in 2011
Born 1964 (age 52–53)
United States
Occupation Novelist, writer
Notable works Carter Beats the Devil

Glen David Gold (born 1964) is an American author, known as the writer of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside. Carter Beats the Devil is a fictionalized biography of Charles Joseph Carter (1874–1936), an American illusionist performing from c. 1900 to 1936. He writes in a narrative style, and the book was hailed as a very respectable venture into historical fiction. His second novel, Sunnyside, was published in 2009.[1] Short stories of his—including "The Tears of Squonk"—have appeared in a number of issues of McSweeney's.

Gold wrote a single episode of the cartoon television show Hey Arnold!. This episode was aired in 1997. In it, the titular Arnold staging an amateur magic show and "disappears" his friend Helga, who escapes during the trick, causing Arnold and the others to think she really has disappeared.

Gold has also ventured into comic books, writing a short story featuring Will Eisner's classic creation The Spirit. The story, entitled "One Hundred!", features artwork by Eduardo Risso and appeared in DC's The Spirit #13.

Gold co-wrote an episode of the podcast Welcome to Night Vale entitled "The Auction" in 2013, and contributed to an episode entitled "The Woman From Italy" in 2014.[2]

Gold received his BA from Wesleyan University and his MFA in creative writing at the University of California at Irvine. He is divorced from the novelist Alice Sebold.



  1. ^ "Sunnyside". Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  2. ^ Fink, Joseph. "The Auction". Welcome to Night Vale. Commonplace Books. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 

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