Herbert Gold

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Birthday
9, 1924
Birthplace
Ohio
Birth Sign
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Birthday
9, 1924 (age 95)
Birthplace
Ohio

About

An American fiction writer associated with the Beat Generation, he published twelve novels over the course of his career. His best-known works include Birth of a Hero, He/She, and Bohemia.

Before Fame

He moved to New York City at age seventeen and began attending Columbia University, where fellow Beat writer Jack Kerouac was also a student.

Trivia

After studying in Paris on a Fulbright Scholarship and hitchhiking all over the United States, he settled in San Francisco.

Family Life

He was born to a Russian Jewish family in Cleveland, Ohio. With his wife, Melissa Dilworth, he had three children.

Associated With

He temporarily replaced Vladimir Nabokov as an English professor at Cornell University.