London Book Fair 2017

The National Book Council would like to announce that for the third year in succession, it will participate in the upcoming London Book Fair 2017. Representatives of the council will be meeting publishers and literary agents to explore new venues and possibilities for translating and publishing Maltese literature beyond our...

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Prize-giving Ceremony for Literary Contest ‘Novels for Youth’ 2016

The prize-giving ceremony for the Literary Contest ‘Novels for Youth’ 2016, set up by the National Book Council in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, will take place at ‘Youth Village’ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ at 6:30 in the evening on the 3rd of March 2017 and will be presided over by the Hon....

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Clare Azzopardi and Maria Grech Ganado at Librebook-Bruxelles

On 18th March, at Librebook-Bruxelles, a literary cafe in Brussels, two well-known and prize-winning authors will take part in an event set up by the National Book Council on occasion of Malta’s EU presidency. The event starts at 14:00 hours with Clare Azzopardi, who will be reading excerpts from her...

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Alex Vella Gera and Loranne Vella at Librebook – Bruxelles

On 17th March, at Librebook – Bruxelles, a literary cafe in Brussels, two well-known and prize-winning authors will appear in an event set up by the National Book Council on occasion of Malta’s EU presidency. The event starts at 18:00 hours with Loranne Vella, who will read excerpts from her...

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A taste of Maltese Literature in Brussels

A taste of Maltese literature in Brussels The National Book Council would like to announce it has set up a literary event in Brussels on occasion of Malta’s EU presidency. Four well-known and prize-winning authors will treat the audience to excerpts of their work. Alex Vella Gera and Lorrane Vella...

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Applications for the Malta Literary Short-Film Contest are Open!

    13/02/2017   Press Release: Applications are out for the Malta Literary Short Film Contest 2017 organised by the NBC The National Book Council would like to announce that the application period for the Malta Literary Short-film Contest is open. This is a contest open to film-making teams making...

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9th PLR Payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the ninth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being distributed to authors, illustrators and photographers whose books were borrowed from Public Libraries in Malta and Gozo in the period covering the 1st of October 2016 till the 31st December, 2016. The...

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Remember these dates! Book Festivals

The National Book Council would like to announce some of the most important dates in its cultural calendar for 2017. We suggest the general public to list down these important dates and keep them free for what is coming.   Between the 4th and the 6th of April the National...

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