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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 the “second act” in life. Her novel, Crimson Clouds, has been hailed as “quintessential boomer lit”. Her most recent book (published April 2013) is a science fiction serial novel 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. 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.

Why Literary Writers Have Not Yet Made the Transition to Self-Publishing

Reader asleep - drawing by Claude (2007)

Genre writers have been brilliant at self-publishing. Why not literary writers? The answer may lie in the readership. Read More »

How Turmoil in the Middle East Might Change American Foreign Policy

What can be done to further democracy in the region? Read More »

Sanctions on Libya? Yes!

There are sanctions and sanctions. Read More »