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Claire Polders

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Claire Polders is a Dutch writer living in Paris. She is the author of four novels and multiple short stories and other publications.
She was born in Gouda (yes, from the cheese), but grew up just outside Rotterdam along a river dike in the deepest polder of the Netherlands; seven meters below sea level.
Currently she is working on her fifth novel, her debut novel in English.
She keeps a blog in English on her site about her life, social issues, travelling, books, films and the process of creative writing.

Writing a novel is a longterm project. At least, it is for me. I may write a 1,000 words a day, but I’ve never written a novel in three months. I write and read back and rewrite and pause and question and restructure. At the moment, I’m about three quarters of the way with a first draft of my new novel. And to give myself some air, some amusement, some exercise, I write short prose pieces tha...

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Published on February 14, 2017 08:30
Average rating: 3.24 · 38 ratings · 2 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
De onfeilbare

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Salto mortale

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Eeuwige kermis

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De verdwijning van Eva Zomers

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All the praise is deserved. So beautiful and painful, mythical and real. I am hooked.
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