Richard de Nooy

Welcome

Thanks for taking an interest in my work. Please click on the book covers below for more information and reviews. The central column features my latest blogs and recent updates, mostly in English and sometimes in Dutch. If you’d like a daily dose of my cerebral flatulence, feel free to follow me on Twitter. For contact details and my biography (in English and Dutch) please visit the About page. You'll find an overview of upcoming appearances and other fun stuff under Gigs & Stuff.

Books

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Letters

Preemptive Letters of Rejection

7/2/20

A series of letters to McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Paris Review, Playgirl, The New Yorker, Granta Magazine, Oprah Winfrey, the Nobel Prize and the Prime Minister of Canada, pre-emptively rejecting their offers to exploit my literary assets.

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a short story

The Unmatched Power of Ligions

12/2/20

a short story about the history of stories, as told by a story

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poems

#FiveTwitterPoems | BLOODY DARLINGS

13/2/20

A collection of five poems previously posted on Twitter.

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Poetry

#FiveTwitterPoems | WHO'S YOUR DANDY?

27/4/20

Five Poems | WHO'S YOUR DANDY | LITTLE CANNIBALS COMING | SUCH A SHIT DREAM | STONEFISH FLOATING | NO ONE EVER ASKS

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News

“Spring Cleaning” nominated for Pushcart Prize

10/12/17

This week Ellipsis Zine announced that my flash piece “Spring Cleaning” was one of their five nominees for the Pushcart Prize. Only later – after scouting around online – did I realise that it’s quite an honour to be nominated for this prestigious award.

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Nieuws

Van kleine helden | recensies, interviews & optredens

29/12/17

Mijn nieuwe roman Van kleine helden verscheen op 30 mei bij Nijgh & Van Ditmar. Hieronder antwoorden op brandende vragen en een overzicht van recensies, interviews en optredens.

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Review

“Life in a box at his feet” | excerpts from EllipsisZine's ONE

12/11/17

How does one characterise such a rich and incredibly diverse collection of flash fiction? “Genius might be pushing it a bit” (Sarah Wallis), so I think I’ll go with “life in a box at his feet” (Nick Black).

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Recensie

BookWalk | Een soort geluk | Peter Abelsen

17/1/20

Wandel mee door Peter Abelsens Een soort geluk (Ambo|Anthos, 2018) in tien inkijkjes en vergezichten.

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Poem

Things I Have Said About Rain

18/6/18

A poem about love composed of selected #walk tweets about rain.

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News

Unbearable Joy – a Slovenian translation from my latest novel

10/12/17

Neznosna radost – Unbearable Joy – is the beautiful Slovenian title of a story from my latest novel Van Kleine Helden (All The Little Heroes), which was recently published in the leading Slovenian literary magazine Literatura.

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