• A Whale in Paris
    A Whale in Paris,  News

    A Whale in Paris

    A Whale in Paris is a novel for younger readers by Claire Polders & Daniel Presley (Atheneum Books for Young Readers / Simon & Schuster, 2018) A hopeful and heroic girl befriends a lost whale during the German occupation of Paris in…

  • News,  Publications

    Clean Hands

    I have a new story up at Monkey Bicycle! March 2018 He’s only a park gardener. Shaves, makes coffee, watches porn, wipes up the mess. She’s only a traffic controller. Does her crunches and pushups, skips breakfast, curses everyone on the…

  • Interviews,  News,  On Writing

    Interview: Farsickness Journal

    Intro: “Paris-based novelist Claire Polders discusses how watery places—from Iceland to Greece to the shores of her native Holland—have inspired her work.” Megan Harlan interviewed me for Farsickness Journal. February 2018. “There wasn’t really one place that most captivated me.…

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    End of the Year Honors

    Very honored to have received three Pushcart Prize nominations this year! One from TriQuarterly for my story “The Men on the Fence,” one from Paul Crenshaw for the same story, and one from matchbook for my story “Woman of the Century.” I was also nominated twice…