Glen David Gold
|Glen David Gold|
Glen David Gold in 2011
|Born||1964 (age 51–52)
|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. 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.
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