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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blog

Drie generaties meelopers

2/6/20

‘Het is makkelijk praten vanuit de helikopter,’ tweette ik gisteren aan een vriendin, toen ze haar bezorgdheid uitsprak over het protest op de Dam, waar mijn jongste dochter aan meedeed. Ze is negentien maar gaat inmiddels al aardig wat jaartjes haar eigen gang in Amsterdam.

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short story

Like hand grenades?

17/6/20

So on Sunday I was taking a stroll with my youngest daughter, who seems to have inherited my eye for detail or, more accurately, my squirrelesque habit of being distracted by tiny tidbits. Anyway, we’d stopped halfway to buy some water and an ice-cream, when she spotted the CD.

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blog

Mobile Monument

18/6/20

This blog was previously posted in November 2007. Many more ghosts have now gathered on my mobile monument, moving from the Silver Simcard to the Great Cloud.

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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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Overview

Xenophilia – mapping my love of strangers

18/6/18

You can test your love for me by reading this overview of 24 short fictions inspired by my latest novel. Or you can do what any normal person would do and just ignore it entirely. Cling to your hatred, fool. See if I care.

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