Claude Nougat is a writer, economist, painter and poet. A graduate of Columbia University, she has dabbled in a wide variety of jobs before starting a 25 year career at the United Nations (Food and Agriculture) where she ended as Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia.
Now happily retired, she dedicates herself to her two lifelong passions, writing and painting. She is the author of seven books of fiction and a prime exponent of Boomer literature, a new genre focused on aging issues and the “third act” in life. Her novel, A Hook in the Sky, has been hailed as “quintessential boomer lit”.
Her most recent book (published April 2013) is a science fiction serial novel 2213:Forever Young, that takes a hard look at our world 200 years from now when the benefits of technological advances all go to the ultra rich, the One Percent. They will be seen as Masters of the Future while the rest of us, the 99Percent sink into mass poverty in an increasingly polluted world.
Her poetry has been included in Freeze Frame, an international poetry anthology curated by British poet Oscar Sparrow, published by Gallo Romano Media in 2012.
She is married and lives in Italy.