Novel Verborgen leegte in Your Local Library

16 11 2011

The novel Verborgen leegte [Hidden Emptiness] by Quito Nicolaas is now available in your local library in De Nieuwe Bibliotheek ALMERE, Openbare Bibliotheek AMSTERDAM and other big cities of Holland.
So run to the library and lend it or buy it @ Bookish Plaza

‘Verborgen leegte’ Incorporated Into School Curriculum

2 10 2011

Good news is that the novel Verborgen leegte [Hidden Emptiness ed.] by Quito Nicolaas is included in the teaching of literature at the Kolegio Alejandro Paula formerly Peter Stuyvesant College in Curaçao. This year,  students of the graduating classes will analyse the novel. The book is also on the list of Dutch literature they read for the exams.

BookIsh Publishers hopes that other high schools in Curaçao and Aruba will also follow suit.

Dutch Libraries interested in ‘Verborgen leegte’

2 10 2011

Verborgen leegte [Hidden Emptiness ed.], the latest novel by Quito Nicolaas as of september will be available at the libraries in The Netherlands. NBD/Biblion has ordered a quantity that will be introduced and distributed to different libraries in the country.

NBD/Biblion offers a complete range of products and services that contribute to the success of the library or (school) library. They select, describe and provide the wide range of (new) titles that come out on the Dutch market.

‘Verborgen leegte’ & ‘Bos pa Planta’ in the Local Press in Curaçao

1 04 2011

Crazy Night @ the ‘Feria Dushi Tera’

22 03 2011

The fair ‘Feria Dushi Tera’ last thursday 17 March was at the occasion of 35 years Himno y Bandera (National Anthem and the Flag) and 25 years Status Aparte of Aruba. Aruba is the first island in the constellation of the Netherlands Antilles to have gained in 1986 it’s own semi-independent status in the Dutch Kingdom. Each year this fact is being celebrated on 18 March.

The fair was buzzing with people from all over the island. It was a great night with all kinds of goods in the colors of the beautiful flag of Aruba, delightful music, nationalistic speeches, typical dishes and the festivity was closed by wonderful fireworks.  Bookish Publishers had it’s own stand nr. 29 and people could meet&greet the writer Quito Nicolaas. So we got family and friends coming by, but also people interested in literature and reading. The only party pooper was the rain that spoiled part of the evening. Here is a photo impression of the night.

waiting for people to come by

the first copy sold for the night

the book already put away from the rain

men are also interested in poetry

posing with FB friend & family

here with friends from Curaçao

old time friends also interested in Bos pa Planta

poetry lover glad with book in hand, the Aruban flag swaying on the table

posing with his tokayo (person with the same name) & a very dear old friend

coming from the same hometown of San Nicolas

posing with two dear FB friends

interested in all the books by the author

old time friends also interested in the new work

posing with a dear friend & journalist (r)

view on the mainstage before the rainstorm hit

Impression of the Booksigning @ Bruna Aruba

17 03 2011

Last monday Quito Nicolaas had a booksigning session at the bookshop of Bruna Aruba. Booklovers came by to meet & greet the author. They bought their copy of Bos pa Planta or Verborgen Leegte.  The Bruna team did a great job to promote both books by the author and he had a professional reception. It was a pleasant evening talking and exchanging ideas with the Bruna team. Here’s a photo impression of the booksigning.

an enthousiastic reader posing with the author

Bos pa Planta & Verborgen leegte in the picture

another book lover with Bos pa Planta in her hands

the author

Verborgen leegte also liked

posing with the manager Miranda

posing with this lovely family

the Bruna Aruba team l.r.: Candice, Miranda & their colleague

Both Verborgen leegte & Bos pa Planta are available @ Bruna Aruba, L.G. Smith Blvd. 

This Afternoon Booksigning @ Bruna Aruba

14 03 2011

Impression of the booksigning @ Boek Plus

14 03 2011

Last saturday Quito Nicolaas had a booksigning session @ Boekhandel Boek Plus in Curaçao. It was an amenable afternoon with readers coming to meet&greet the author. The shop-assistants were very helpfull and friendly. They made the author feel at home from the start. Here’s a photo impression of the activity.

readers posing with the author

the booksigning table with all the writer’s book showcased. At the back also his books in the shelves.

reader with her copy in hand

closing up a succesful stay in Curaçao.

Verborgen leegte and other books by the author are obtainable at:
Boekhandel Boek Plus
Kaya Salas 48

Be sure to get your copy soon!

Verborgen Leegte Well Received @ the Library

14 03 2011

Verborgen leegte
was succesfully launched last friday 11 March at the Biblioteka Públiko Kòrsou in Curaçao .
After the author gave some insights on the novel, Arthur Tholel of the local library spoke with him about the book.  The public asked questions about the Caribbean elements of the book, the use of historical aspects in literature and how difficult it was for a male writer to creep into a female character. The evening was closed with a booksiging session.

the present public at the booklaunch

booksigning session with the author

visitors queueing up to buy Verborgen leegte

The local newspapers Extra en La Prensa publicized on 12 March an item on the booklaunch of Verborgen leegte.

Verborgen leegte is obtainable in Curaçao at the following bookstores : Boekhandel Boek Plus & Mensing’s Caminada.


Booksigning Today @ Boekhandel Boek Plus

12 03 2011

Guest @ Mòru Bon Dia

11 03 2011

Yesterday Quito Nicolaas was a guest in Ailleen Looman’s talkshow Mòru Bon Dia. The theme was the two latest books by the author: his latest novel Verborgen leegte and the poetry book Bos pa Planta soon to be launched on 15 march proximately

author & presenter posing for the camera after the show

in front of the TeleCuraçao studios

Booklaunch Verborgen leegte in Curaçao

8 03 2011

Quito Nicolaas will be in Curaçao for the presentation of his latest novel in the Dutch language Verborgen leegte. Everybody is welcome at this special occasion.

Date:         Friday 11 March 2011
Time:        7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Location:    Auditorium Curaçao Public Library
Entrance:    FREE

Verborgen leegte @ bookstores in Aruba

3 03 2011

Recently the bookstores on the island ordered a large amount of Verborgen leegte, the latest novel by writer/poet Quito Nicolaas. Very soon the book will once again be available at the bookstores on the island. Be sure and take a look at De Wit & Van Dorp Bookstores and Bruna-Aruba to obtain your own copy.

Nicolaas will be signing his books at Bruna-Aruba and at De Wit & Van Dorp Bookstores. Date & time will be announced proximately.
More information very soon on this site!

Bon Bini Bos pa Planta & Verborgen leegte

3 03 2011

Today we had the splendid news that the latest works by writer/poet Quito Nicolaas arrived on the island of Aruba, as we speak. There seems to be a growing interest for the novel Verborgen leegte which was launched last December. It is accompanied by Bos pa Planta, his new poetry book, to be launched on Tuesday 15 March from 7.30 – 9.30 pm at the Biblioteca Nacional Aruba in Oranjestad.

More information soon to come!

Interviewed by Amigoe di Aruba

2 03 2011

Last tuesday 1 March the journalist Sharina Henriquez had an in depth interview with Quito Nicolaas on his latest novel Verborgen leegte. They tackle the biographical aspects and the development of the characters in the book. Other subjects they touched upon were: the literary production and the formation of a literary circuit in Aruba.

The interview will be published next saturday 12 March in Ñapa, the supplement of Amigoe di Aruba.

Verborgen leegte goes Curaçao

2 03 2011

Author/poet Quito Nicolaas will be on tour from 9 – 12 march in Curaçao with his latest novel Verborgen leegte.

The itinerary for the tour is as follows:
• Wednesday 9 March – interview by Tele Curaçao for Telenotisia;
• Thursday 10 March – interview in the talkshow Mòru Bon Dia with Aileen Looman;
• Friday 11 March – book launch of Verborgen leegte at the Biblioteka Públiko Kòrsou;
• Saturday 12 March – booksigning with the author at Boek Plus.

More information coming up soon!

Verborgen leegte reviewed by Caribe Magazine

13 02 2011

Recently Caribe Magazine reviewed Verborgen leegte, the latest novel by Quito Nicolaas. The review is in the Dutch language.

Read full article @ the following links:
part one – Verhaallijnen in Verborgen Leegte, HERE 
part two – Verborgen leegte: roman met hedendaagse thematiek