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Jonathan Gould

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Jonathan Gould has lived in Melbourne, Australia all his life, except when he hasn’t. He has written comedy sketches for both the theatre and radio, as well as several published children’s books for the educational market.

He likes to refer to his stories as dag-lit because they don’t easily fit into recognisable genres (dag is Australian slang for a person who is unfashionable and doesn’t follow the crowd – but in an amusing and fun way). You might think of them as comic fantasies, or modern fairytales for the young and the young-at-heart.

Over the years, his writing has been compared to Douglas Adams, Monty Python, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, the Goons and even Enid Blyton (in a good way).


Getting there is half the fun – but lots of the work

There are two things in life I really enjoy. And no, being grumpy isn’t one of them (though I do enjoy that as well). I’m talking about two of my particular pleasures – travelling and writing.


I think there are a lot of similarities between the two. Both involve going on journeys. Both involve visiting places you’ve never been to before – or maybe returning to places and seeing them with different

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Doodling (Humor)
3 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: The amazing adventures of a man who falls off the world
Swimming with Sharks (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 07, 2011 10:15PM
Description: A somewhat surreal and rather bloody look at heroism and storytelling
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Description: The story of a man with a very peculiar affliction

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Dale Thele Jonathan, thank you for the friend connect.
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