Arthur Golden is an American writer. He is the author of the bestselling novel Memoirs of a Geisha (1997).
His parents, Ben and Ruth Golden divorced when Arthur was eight years old. His father died five years after. He has a younger sister, Barbara.
Golden is a member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family (owners of the New York Times). His mother, Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg was a daughter of long-time Times publisher Arthur Hays Sulzberger and granddaughter of Times owner and publisher Adolph Ochs.