Stephen J. Golds was born in North London, U.K, but has lived in Japan for most of his adult life. 

He writes primarily in the noir and dirty realism genres and is the co-editor of Punk Noir Magazine. Some of his writing influences are Charles Bukowski, John Fante, James M. Cain, Tobias Wolff and Jim Thompson. 

He enjoys spending time with his daughters, reading books, traveling the world, boxing and listening to old Soul LPs.

He is the author of 3 novels: Say Goodbye When I’m Gone, I’ll Pray When I’m Dying, Always the Dead, one poetry collection and Poems for Ghosts in Empty Tenement Windows and one short story and poetry collection Love Like Bleeding Out With an Empty Gun in Your Hand.

He also has had stories and poetry published in a wide variety of online magazines and anthologies.


Stephen J. Golds


Punk Noir Magazine


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