Claude Nougat

Biography

Claude Nougat is a writer, economist, painter and poet. A graduate of Columbia University, Claude has dabbled in a wide variety of jobs before starting a 25 year career at the United Nations (Food and Agriculture), ending as Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia.

Claude is the author of many books, including two in Italian that won several awards in Italy, and seven in English, all fiction except one essay on development aid; she is considered a prime exponent of Boomer literature.

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.

Claude is married and lives in Italy.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
A bloody murder story! Actually blood and gore was ubiquitous in my early work...When I turned 15, I wrote my first novel about a band of thugs in the wilds of Colombia. I've moved on since...
What is your writing process?
Filling notepads with random observations. Overtime, the notes grow and something emerges. It can take up to two years before a fully-formed idea is born. Then I plunge into a first draft, writing at top speed to "catch" in words the film that I see in my mind's eye. After that, at least another year of revision upon revision is required, tough work! Anyone who thinks that writing is easy is vastly mistaken. But I would never want to do anything else, I love it!
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A Hook in the Sky
Book trailer by filmmaker Magda Olchawska, based on the paintings of the author. Robert was a top manager at the United Nations. When he retired, he had to rethink himself. He thought he'd revive his childhood dream of becoming an artist. But his academic paintings appalled his cool, artsy wife...

Books

Forever Young, Part Four: The Longevity Gene
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Series: Forever Young, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,130. Language: American English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Forever Young, a serial novel in 4 episodes, is set 200 years from now in a world divided between the superrich and the others who suffer the full onslaught of pollution and Climate Change. Part 4 introduces yet another twist in this tormented future world: can the longevity gene make a difference for survival of the human race? Gary Trude, the evil head of the hibernation party, thinks so...
Forever Young,Part Three: The Hibernation Party
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Series: Forever Young, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Forever Young, a serial novel in 4 episodes, is set 200 years from now in a world divided between the superrich and the others who suffer the full onslaught of pollution and climate change. Part One presents the Age Prevention Program reserved to the superrich. Part Two and Three explore options to survive the extinction of humanity: fly to another planet or retreat to still-virgin Antarctica.
Forever Young Part Two: The Immortality Trip
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Series: Forever Young, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,660. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Forever Young, a serial novel in 4 episodes, is set 200 years from now in a world divided between the superrich and the others who suffer the full onslaught of pollution and Climate Change. Part One presents the Age Prevention Program reserved to the superrich. Part Two, explores an option for saving humanity from extinction: flying to the nearest exoplanet similar to pre-industrialized Earth.
Forever Young, Part One: Gateway to Forever
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Series: Forever Young, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,110. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Forever Young, a serial novel in 4 episodes, is set 200 years from now in a world divided between the superrich and the others who suffer the full onslaught of pollution and Climate Change. Part One opens with beautiful Emma, 122 years old, a member of the costly Age Prevention Program that keeps her looking young till the day she drops dead. Her young lover doesn't know how old she is. Now what?
Luna Rising, The ChatKlub (volume3)
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Series: Luna Rising, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,790. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Told from the standpoint of a teenager who is a "gifted child", made lonely by his extraordinary mental abilities, this is a coming-of-age story like no other. In Volume Three, the ChatKlub, Tony battles the odds to conquer the woman he loves and defend his start-up from the greed of the Sicilian and Russian Mafia; can he shake off the past and catch the future?
Luna Rising, Villa Luna (Volume 2)
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Series: Luna Rising, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,700. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Told from the standpoint of a teenager who is a "gifted child", made lonely by his extraordinary mental abilities, this is a coming-of-age story like no other. In this second volume, Villa Luna, Tony falls back in time and discovers the tragedy that befell the House of Luna in 1908; can he change the family destiny?
Luna Rising, The Circle of Conversation (Volume 1)
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Series: Luna Rising, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,620. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Told from the standpoint of a teenager who is a "gifted child", made lonely by his extraordinary mental abilities, this is a coming-of-age story like no other. It is also a family saga set in Sicily where Tony Luna goes searching for his family roots and encounters the ghosts of his ancestors in a place out of time, the Circle of Conversation. Among them, a beautiful woman is attracted to him...
Crimson Clouds
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,470. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Robert is at a crossroads. Just retired from a brilliant career at the UN, he could work as a high-level consultant or pursue his childhood dream of being an artist. He chooses the latter to the dismay of his wife Kay, a lover of Contemporary Art. Kay is horrified by his academic paintings, they fight over Art but what threatens their marriage is a secret she has never revealed...

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