A Reading Session with Various Authors – Summer Book Festival

The Literary Contest – Novels for Youth, which is set up annually by the National Book Council in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, challenges authors to produce original novels of between 20, 000 and 25, 000 words that explore themes related to the experiences and choices that young adults face in...

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Clare Azzopardi and Loranne Vella at the Summer Book Festival

The first day of the Summer Book Festival on 14 July will be dedicated to youth and literature. Both the National Book Council and a number of local publishers will set up events based on the chosen theme, in order to analyse different aspects of literature for youth and youth...

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Book Donation on the Opening of the Summer Book Festival

The Summer Book Festival, due on 14 and 15 July, will open with a book donation to Sir MA Refalo Post Secondary School, which has generously offered to host the two-day festival. Both the opening and the book donation will be made in the presence of the Hon. Minister for...

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Results of the Malta Literary Short Film Contest are Out

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that the Adjudication Board for the Malta Literary Short Film Contest 2017 has reached a unanimous decision and have awarded funding to the project Dritt għall-Punt, presented by Mr. Charles Stroud and his company Mitħolma. The project proposal is the screen adaptation...

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Funds for Literary Translation

Creative Europe’s ‘Literary Translation’ scheme is a substantial injection of capital into the creation and promotion of quality translated literature. Its aim is to promote the transnational circulation of literature by  supporting translation projects whose source or target language is officially recognized in EU or EFTA countries. In particular, the...

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Summer Book Festival – Gozo

The National Book Council announces it has prepared a treat for all book lovers this Summer: the Summer Book Festival – Gozo, a two-day event packed with cultural activities as well as a book fair. It will take place in Gozo on 14 and 15 July at Sir M. A....

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A new website for the National Book Council

The National Book Council is proud to present its newly redesigned website, which was launched today, as part of a rebranding project. The new features on the website will allow users easier access to the contents, together with direct links to our Facebook page. The public is invited to visit...

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