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Claude Forthomme
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Not long ago, we reported on the Climate Summit held in New York City on 23rd of September 2014.  For..
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Writer in residence of a high security prison for men whose crimes have been front page headlines. Until I started my three year ...
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Why would the world's most famous billionnaire, Mark Zuckerberg, pick Moises Naim's erudite book, The End of Power, as his bedtime reading in January - and at the same time create a book club on Fa...
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I'm struck by two facts: first, the women in it. I thought techies tended to be men! And two, how come not more people watch this documentary, it really is well done and informative. A "must-see" for any start-up founder!
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Libya is sinking into a fundamentalist Islamic chaos, the cease-fire in Ukraine is breaking down and Greece's debt problems are far from resolved. Merkel, Putin and Hollande at the Kremlin (2015) A...
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To anyone living in Europe, it is truly puzzling that Americans continue to deny Climate Change.  The anger, recklessness and vehemence displayed by American "climate deniers" are something of a my...
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Importante commento sul elezione del nuovo Presidente Italiano (anche se non l'ho fatto io, ma condivido!)
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"Anything to Say?" is a public art project conceived by Charles Glass and Davide Dorminio.Courage and the ability to see reality from different perspectives
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Egg, Meet Face: Zuckerberg's Book Club Off to a Rocky Start Book Culture, Facebook, Mike Zuckerberg It looks like Mark Zuckerberg's two-week-old book club isn't having the rousing success that some in the media expected.  And who's fault is that? Accordin
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writer; artist ; journalist and blogger
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painting, cooking
Employment
  • writer, painter, blogger, 2005 - present
  • United Nations agency: FAO; Harper & Row Editor; Washington University lecturer in economics; Coca Cola marketing expert
    1979 - 2004
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Rome
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Stockolm - Paris - New York - Chicago - Cairo - Moscow - Bogotà - Brussels
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Writer, Poet, Painter, Blogger, Economist and Food Lover
Introduction
Two lifelong passions: writing fiction and painting. One serious job: economist specialized in humanitarian and development aid. One hobby: cooking.

Work
:  25 years with United Nations - ended career as FAO Director for Europe/Central Asia. Before that: banking, editing, free-lance journalism, college teaching, marketing, and always writing and painting.

Published in English (digitally on all platforms, including Amazon, see author page; printed books from CreateSpace):
- Science fiction/Speculative Fiction/Climate fiction:  Gateway to Forever (2014)
- Romance/ Boomer Lit: Crimson Clouds (2012; originally: A Hook in the Sky)
- Cross genre (historical, paranormal, thriller): Luna Rising
- Short stories: Death on Facebook, Short Stories for the Digital Age (2011)
- Poetry: contributed to "Freeze Frame", anthology  edited by Oscar Sparrow (2012)
- Non fiction:   "The Development Dilemma", an essay on development aid (1990 - out of print);

Published in Italian (with Italian publishing houses - out of print)
- an award-winning children's book: "Le Avventure di Gwendolina e Casimiro" (1991)
- Historical/paranormal romance: "Un Amore Dimenticato", the precursor of "Luna Rising" (2007)        
 
Painting: member of Artistes Indépendants (Paris); 15  shows including 2 personal shows (Paris and Rome )

Blogging at http://claudenougat.blogspot.com


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Education
  • Columbia University
    Economics
  • Barnard College
    Economics
  • French Lycée Par Correspondance
    High School
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MARINO ED I SOLDI DEL CONTRIBUENTE
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APR 30 PRIMO MAGGIO 2014. MARINO BUTTA VIA I SOLDI DEL CONTRIBUENTE SAN GIOVANNI 2014 LA BARBARIE RITORNA San Giovanni in laterano (Photo cr

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Egg, Meet Face: Zuckerberg's Book Club Off to a Rocky Start Book Culture, Facebook, Mike Zuckerberg It looks like Mark Zuckerberg's two-week

Author Interview with Claude Nougat |Fiction Dreams
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We mortals dream of immortality. Can we ever attain it? The power of money could make the difference. A few win, the great majority loses, b

I bought it by mistake, so I decided to give it a 1 star review.
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I bought it by mistake, so I decided to give it a 1 star review. The Masquerade Crew, Indie book reviews, promos, and giveaways

Italian Writing Festival Takes Women, Self-Publishing Seriously - Publis...
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The Women's Writing Festival in Matera, Italy was a showcase for the growing importance of women's fiction and self-publishing in Europe.

Cli-Fi: Birth of a Genre | Dissent Magazine
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Books discussed in this essay: Far North by Marcel Theroux Picador, 2010, 320 pp. I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet ed

Forever Young
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books.google.it - Wonder about the world of our great-great-grandchildren? Who will survive? This is the fourth episode of FOREVER YOUNG, a

6 Scavenger Hunts! Have you played them all?
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Happy 4th!
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Happy Independence Day! ....and the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

a review of Odds Against Tomorrow
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An excellent read, well-written, fast paced, the main character is a geeky, absent-minded and thoroughly likeable character. The ending is u