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Alan Gold - Forthcoming titles

Updated: Mar 2, 2023

Romaunce Books has scooped four historical novels by best-selling author Alan Gold with more in the pipeline including Alan’s first foray into romantic fiction with cover designs by Ray Lipscombe.

Alan’s first four novels to be published by Romaunce Books will be 'The Book of Alys' (mistress to King Henry II), His Head on a Platter (the life and times of the Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi), 'The Book of Mary' (the little-known mother of Jesus), and 'The Devil’s Disciple' (the life and times of the most famous magician in history, Dr. Faustus).

Publisher Antonia Tingle acquired English speaking rights, initially on a four-book deal which will be published in early 2023.


Born in Leicester, United Kingdom, Alan Gold 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 and his wife Eva moved to Australia in 1970.[2]

He has written thirty books which have been published and translated internationally. His novels deal with a wide range of subjects, most often associated with modern and ancient history and politics and Judaism.

He is a regular literary critic for The Australian and also an opinion columnist for The Spectator Australia.[3]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 think tanks the Sydney Institute and the Centre for Independent Studies, and has been 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.

He is married with three children and lives in Sydney, Australia.

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