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© BEST RED at BBC World Book Club – interview

15 October 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
© BEST RED at BBC World Book Club – interview

It’s my pleasure to announce that the BBC has honoured me, based on my Goodreads book review, with the opportunity to ask author Chan Koonchung two questions on his groundbreaking dystopian novel The Fat Years. The BBC World Book Club interview will be recorded on Thursday 25 October in Beijing. Tune in to BBC World […]

Reviews of In search of Kyle

4 October 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Reviews of In search of Kyle

This is what the first readers of IN SEARCH OF KYLE have to say about the book: You can write! Reading the novel brought back long lost memories of the 80s. I read it in one go and loved it, especially the spiritual part. A feminist search for the perfect man. It’s a painful reminder […]

City counsellor accepts a copy of In search of Kyle

4 October 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
City counsellor accepts a copy of In search of Kyle

The anticipated black hole after the book launch still has to occur. A volleyball tournament in the park the next day was followed by a supposed holiday. It turned out to be filled with movie editing, thanking everyone who’s made the event a success, delivering pre-ordered books and dwelling on the great feeling of having […]

© BestRed for the month of September 2018

4 October 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
© BestRed for the month of September 2018

WENN DAS DIE DEUTSCHEN WÜSSTEN… …dann hätten wir morgen eine (R)evolution! An inconvenient truth! Banks and Church. Why does God need a middleman? Daniel Prinz shines a light on how business interest comes first and people last. If I could trace my lineage back to German descent before 1914, I could apply for a ‘Gelbe […]

IN SEARCH OF KYLE – QUIZ

25 September 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
IN SEARCH OF KYLE – QUIZ

The story of IN SEARCH OF KYLE is set in 1989 in Arnhem. Do you know which venues Peach Blossom, The Green Dragon and The White Tiger are? Do you recognise the song and remember which band? Test your knowledge of Arnhem, the songs and the bands. Be the first with the correct answers and […]

IN SEARCH OF KYLE and COMPRESSORHEAD #ADM

25 September 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
IN SEARCH OF KYLE and COMPRESSORHEAD #ADM

The future has arrived. I have fallen for the singer of a band … and it’s a robot. Compressorhead has six band members, robots obviously, and besides playing their own instruments—guitars, bass and drums, it’s the human mimicking that’s mesmerizing. The jerking head of the guitarist with the cowboy boots, the jaw with the gorgeous […]

IN SEARCH OF KYLE and Jac. Toes

15 September 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
IN SEARCH OF KYLE and Jac. Toes

Het eerste exemplaar van IN SEARCH OF KYLE wordt door de auteur Miranda van Gaalen overhandigd aan de schrijver van het voorwoord, misdaad auteur Jac. Toes die nog wat over deze roman te zeggen heeft. Dutch crime author Jac. Toes who has written the foreword talks about In search of Kyle after he receives the […]

IN SEARCH OF KYLE and AC/DC

15 September 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
IN SEARCH OF KYLE and AC/DC

Just dropped off a copy of IN SEARCH OF KYLE in Angus Young’s letterbox. Listened to AC/DC’s Whole Lotta Rosie as done by Rolling Beat Machine and Highway to Hell as done by Jackfire live just hours later…  

Miranda van Gaalen leest voor uit – IN SEARCH OF KYLE

5 September 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Miranda van Gaalen leest voor uit – IN SEARCH OF KYLE

Miranda van Gaalen leest voor – de favoriete passage van boekpresentatie spreker Peter Berkhout, speciaal voor de gelegenheid in het Nederlands vertaald.

Persbericht

15 August 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Persbericht

Miranda van Gaalen, coauteur van ‘Het Arnhems Kroegenboek’, presenteert haar Engelstalige debuutroman IN SEARCH OF KYLE op zaterdag 1 september om 17:06 in Café de Wacht, Bovenbeekstraat 1, 6811 CV Arnhem. Het verhaal speelt zich af in het hart van de stad en ze nodigt je uit om samen de publicatie te vieren met Oosterse […]

© BestRed for the month of August 2018

14 August 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
© BestRed for the month of August 2018

THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST by Claire North is a teaser. A wonderful premise where one lives the same life more than once and as a result is able to pursue various careers and become smarter with each rebirth. At the start, it’s somewhat confusing in which life and which decade events are […]

From Author to Publisher

27 July 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
From Author to Publisher

When I embarked on the project of writing a book and surfed the vast ocean of cyberspace, a snippet of information stuck—the suggestion to write a trilogy and self-publish. Besides, every publisher expects a writer to have a following before even considering taking on a debutant. So I started collecting contacts. In addition to my […]

© BestRed for the month of July 2018

24 July 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
© BestRed for the month of July 2018

I HATE THE INTERNET by Jarett Kobek published in 2016, calls a spade a spade as it dissects the shortcomings of Western society paragraph by paragraph, delving deeper, much like the map menu on a computer before returning to the red line of Adeline’s story. The running gag of how to describe black and white […]

© BestRed for the month of June 2018

4 July 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
© BestRed for the month of June 2018

HOW TO BUILD A GIRL by Caitlin Moran

If only I had the confidence this young girl has to face the world. Blunt, in your face and hilarious. You go girl!

Uitnodiging boekpresentatie zaterdag 1 september 17:06 Café de Wacht (Video)

30 June 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Uitnodiging boekpresentatie zaterdag 1 september 17:06 Café de Wacht (Video)

Hierbij ben je als lezer van harte uitgenodigd om bij de boekpresentatie van de roman ‘In search of Kyle’ aanwezig te zijn op zaterdag 1 september 2018 om 17:06 in café de Wacht, Bovenbeekstraat 1 in Arnhem. Presentatie door Peter Berkhout met auteur Miranda van Gaalen en als speciale gast de schrijver van het voorwoord Jac. Toes. Hapjes worden verzorgd door Jade Cao van Authentiek Sichuan Restaurant in Velp.