Angelina Souren

Biography

Angelina Souren is an earth and life scientist with sprinklings of law and bioethics. She's also a feminist.

She has written some quirky flash fiction that is somewhat reminiscent of the work of Spike Milligan and Donald Barthelme, and most recently wrote a booklet that addresses the new eugenics practices. The latter is also available as a paperback.

After secondary school, she worked in tourism and hospitality in Amsterdam. She quit her job in her mid-twenties and went back to school to become a geologist and marine biogeochemist (earth and life sciences). She’s been self-employed for a long time, and for example wrote for international science and technology magazines at EUR 55 per hour until she relocated to Britain, was associate editor and editor-in-chief of scientific newsletters, and board member of organizations for science and technology professionals. She has previously lived and worked in the Netherlands and the United States.

She is Dutchwoman who started writing stories and articles in primary school. In her teens, she sent a letter to a national weekly, and it was published. In her early twenties, she sent a letter to one of the writers of women’s weekly Libelle and submitted an item to women’s weekly Viva. Both contributions were published. In her mid to late 20s, she regularly sent letters to the editor of Dutch daily De Volkskrant, responding to articles in the newspaper. Almost all were published, most of those in the Saturday edition. In her early 30s, she sent a letter to an American newspaper. That too was published.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Ouch. Read it. We really need to talk about this.
What do you read for pleasure?
Detectives, thrillers. Also non-fiction.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Angelina Souren online


Books

We Need To Talk About This
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Fertility and Conception, Essay » Legal
In this provocative book, the author explores the practice of private eugenics. She argues for caution and points out that technological progress sometimes leads to mistakes. She defines “a life not worth living” and arrives at a practical guideline for the application of private eugenics that is bound to raise protest from all sides of the debate, but will also spark some appreciation.
F C Q
You set the price! Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
FCQ stands for "funny, cheerful and quirky". FCQ contains quirky flash fiction with many twists, more than will jump out to most readers. If you like the work of Spike Milligan, zen koans, or Donald Barthelme’s writings, you will appreciate FCQ. Some of it is highly readable, some of it is simple and outrageously funny, and some of it is quite complex.
Clues to Mixed Spices
You set the price! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Essay » Literature
This publication holds clues to the anthology "Mixed Spices". Mixed Spices contains various kinds of very short stories and a few poems. Some of the material is downright hilarious or as light as a fairy tale, some of it is dark and gloomy, and some of it tries to trip you up the way certain zen koans do.
Mixed Spices
You set the price! Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Mixed Spices contains various kinds of very short stories and a few poems. Some of the material is downright hilarious or as light as a fairy tale, some of it is dark and gloomy, and some of it tries to trip you up the way certain zen koans do.
The Wall
Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The Wall is a long poem caused by lots and lots of non-stop noise. "Your poem has got real feeling in it!" wrote Kevin Halford about it and Frank Beunk commented: "Het hamert er wel in, moet ik je zeggen!"

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