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Claude Forthomme
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Great post and well said - he was a major actor!

And yes, bottom line, you're right, one writes because one must! And I love the way you feel free about it, no agent, no publisher - I wish I could be quite as detached as you...for I  wouldn't mind having both, a good agent whom I could trust as a guide in the publishing jungle and a good publisher who believed in me, that would be writing heaven for me!
It would be remiss of me in my mind to allow the passing of Alan Rickman to go unmentioned. He was one of those actors who, from my point of view, I liked in everything I saw him in but could never remember his name. I just knew that he was excellent. Image result for Alan Rickman ...
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The beginning of a New Age...If we all work on it!
Andrew Budsock is a fellow in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professional Program studying and interning in Munich. He is also a graduate student at Columbia University studying conservation biology, specifically how climate change impacts tropical rainforest ecosystem integrity. Interested in conservation and environmental issues, he aims to open an inclusive dialogue combining various cultural perspectives. Find more from Andre...
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Justin Trudeau was elected as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister on the 4th November 2015. He graduated from McGill University with..
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Marie Claire Lim Moore is known by many names: as a mother of three, the author of Don’t Forget the Soap..
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Impressive, heart stopping!
It was August 2nd, 2013 when Krystal Cantu’s reality changed. She was with her boyfriend when a tire blew on..
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Ameera Khorakiwala is a recent graduate of Mount Holyoke College where she majored in Art History and South Asian Studies. A lifelong inhabitant of Bombay, India, she is particularly interested in reading and writing about Indian art, politics and history.
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After the November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris, in which 130 people were killed, sending shock waves across the European..
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Education
  • Columbia University
    Economics
  • Barnard College
    Economics
  • French Lycée Par Correspondance
    High School
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Economist, Writer, Poet, Painter and Food Lover
Introduction
A Columbia University graduate, Claude is an economist with a 25 year career at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), starting as a project evaluation officer and ending as Director for Europe and Central Asia. Since 2004, she is a delegate of the Order of Malta to FAO, World Food Programme and IFAD. Before her UN experience, she had worked in banking, publishing, journalism, marketing and was a lecturer in economics. 

She also writes fiction, in Italian under the pen name Claude Bonanno and in English as Claude Nougat (books available on Amazon).  Following in the footsteps of her mother, Simone Ruyters, a successful portraitist in New York in the 1960s, Claude also paints and is a member of Artistes Indépendants (Paris). She has participated in numerous shows in Paris and Rome. 

She contributes to Publishing Perspectives and several other online publications and is an editor at Impakter, a magazine for Millennials with a unique section on the United Nations

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and the new social network Thingser

She is married and lives in Italy.

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Occupation
Senior Editor Impakter; delegate to Rome-based UN agencies
Skills
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
  • Sovereign Order of Malta
    Deputy Observer to FAO, IFAD, World Food Programme, 2004 - present
    delegate to the 3 major United Nations agencies
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Rome
Previously
Stockolm - Paris - New York - Chicago - Cairo - Moscow - Bogotà - Brussels
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Interview with Peter Gould, Author of Marly
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Eco-fiction talks with Peter Gould, author of Marly

La condizione delle strade sul comprensorio del Lago Trasimeno
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La condizione delle strade sul comprensorio del Lago Trasimeno

Newsletter Signups and International Readers - Elizabeth Spann Craig
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Where to put links to newsletter signups and how to start focusing on international readers.

MARINO ED I SOLDI DEL CONTRIBUENTE
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Egg, Meet Face: Zuckerberg's Book Club Off to a Rocky Start ⋆ The Digita...
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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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6 Scavenger Hunts! Have you played them all? The Masquerade Crew, Indie book reviews, promos, and giveaways

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.