Nos Mainta interviews Quito Nicolaas

20 12 2010

The TV program ‘Nos Mainta’ will be interviewing Quito Nicolaas this monday morning 20 december between 10:00-11:00 pm on his latest novel ‘Verborgen leegte’. Tune in on TeleAruba for the interview.

Book launch ‘Verborgen leegte’ a succes

18 12 2010

The book launch of Verborgen leegte was a succes yesterday at the aula of the University of Aruba.
Literature lovers dropped by even though this time of the year there’s a lot of x-mas dinners and activities to go to.

Presenter Victor Mathilda gave an introduction to the author who started as a young man to write love poems, up to now with his latest work.

The poet Olga Buckley said to be very honored to be reading a fragment of ‘Verborgen leegte’. She read it vivaciously.

Afterwards the author talked about the process of writing ‘Verborgen leegte’.

A first copy was presented to the director of the National Library of Aruba, Astrid Britten.

An old acquaintance of the author Victor Mathilda interviewed the author about the book related to himself.

The young talented singer Jonathan Croes sang known songs of the Aruban composer Padu del Caribe. He completed his performance by sweeping the public with some songs he won prices with.

The author signed his book and visitor could meet & greet him.

the book table

It was a great night under the tropical stars of Aruba.   

Book Signing @ Van Dorp this Afternoon

18 12 2010

Quito Nicolaas will be signing his latest work ‘Verborgen leegte’ (
BookIsh Publishers) this saturday 18 december in the afternoon @ De Wit & Van Dorp bookstore in Dakota from 3:00-5:00 pm.

‘Verborgen leegte’ will be obtainable @  De Wit & Van Dorp bookstore at the price of Afls 55,-

Be sure to swing by and meet & greet the author this afternoon.

Invitation to launch ‘Verborgen leegte’ in Aruba

7 12 2010

The new novel Verborgen leegte by Quito Nicolaas will be launched in Aruba on friday 17 december as of 5:30 pm at the University of Aruba. The organisation is in cooperation with the National Library of Aruba, the university and BookIsh Publishers.
Everybody is welcome.

CANCELLED Quito Nicolaas @ Caribbean Lagoon 5 december

1 12 2010

Quito Nicolaas


Signing  Reception of ‘Verborgen leegte’ by

 Sunday 5 december 2010
16.00 – 18.00 p.m.
Caribbean Lagoon
Prinses  Margrietstraat 2, Utrecht

Free entrance

Unique presentation of ‘Verborgen leegte’ @ Hommeles

1 12 2010

Last Saturday 27 november Quito Nicolaas spoke in the spirit of Annie M.G. Schmidt on his new novel ‘Verborgen leegte’.
As a childrens’ book writer Schmidt was known to be very opinionated. In her books and poems she gave children a voice in the big world of adults. Hommeles is created based on her ideas.

Art & Culture student Nienke broke the ice by reading a fragment of the book. A talkshow followed where Jeffrey the presenter spoke with the author and the public about the different aspect of the book, on the characters and the social themes. An enthusiastic public took part and got more interested in the book. A signing reception followed where those present could meet the author. Students of the Art & Culture Department entertained the public with their singing.

Nienke reading a fragment of ‘Verborgen leegte’

Jeffrey (l) in conversation with the autor

the attendees listening

signing the books

entertainment by students

A nice afternoon!