Michael Pilarczyk (born in1969) is a Dutch author. His debut novel DANCING IN HEAVEN sold over 80,000 copies in the Netherlands to date.
Michael was popular in the Netherlands from 1988 – 2010 as a radio and television personality. At 29 he became a millionaire, but in the financial crisis of 1998, he ended up broke. One year later he founded his first media company in the internet business. After selling Pilarczyk Media Group in 2007 to publishing house De Telegraaf, he was listed in Quote’s Top 100 Self-Made Entrepreneurs.
He is a passionate sailor, and took a 40 month sabbatical to sail along various European coastlines. Michael divides his time between Amsterdam and Barcelona. He is a life coach and well-known inspirational speaker on the subject of personal development.
Sustained Attention from the Media
Dancing in Heaven was released on May 23, 2014 and sold 30,000 copies within its first four months in the Netherlands and Belgium. This first novel by Dutch author Michael Pilarczyk immediately landed on various bestseller lists and quickly reached the top 5 of major bookselling chains (AKO and Bruna) the Dutch equivalent of Amazon.com: Bol.com. Both the book and its author received massive media attention. Pilarczyk was interviewed on national radio and television, and full-page interviews and reviews were published in major magazines, popular websites and every national newspaper. On Facebook, readers and fans posted thousands of messages and positive reviews.
I wanted to read this novel right away. I advise you to do the same.
Robert Vuijsje, bestselling author of Just Fine People
Normally I only read non-fiction, but this novel contains lessons for life.
Peter R. de Vries, Emmy Award winning TV-personality
Former DJ Michael Pilarczyk has written a fantastic book.
Ruud de Wild, no. 1 radio-personality Radio 538
Always exciting, a first novel. Often a debut determines your view on an author and it’s hard to change that. Michael Pilarczyk has understood very well that it’s best to debut with a scintillating novel.
De Leesfabriek (The Reading Factory), online news