Nat Gould

His life and books


Nat Gould wrote and published over a hundred and thirty novels and newspaper stories. Vigorously written and highly readable, his books sold in tens of millions, and are still enjoyed today.

Yet, as an Australian friend wrote, "Nat Gould … has always been a bit of a mystery … Though his name is as well known as that of the greatest favourite that ever won the Melbourne Cup, I have never found anyone who could tell me much about him (1)".

A first biography, complementing and expanding upon the information given on this website, now provides an outside view of his life and books – his family, early setbacks in the tea trade and farming, his journalism, the friends with whom he caroused, employers who vexed him, misfortunes overcome.

Details of his publishers are included, with book lists and reviews of all his published novels.

Copies of Nat Gould : The Biography can be purchased by pasting the following link into your browser, and following the instructions there given:


(1)The Mail (Adelaide) 25 November 1950.