Book Donation to Malta Libraries

    The National Book Council has made another book donation to Malta Libraries, consisting mainly of fiction literature for adult readers, art books and Melitensia. The donation was made by the manager of the Book Council, Mr John Grech, at the premises of the National Book Council in the...

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National Poetry Contest: Last Year’s Winner

    The Mons. Amante Bountempo National Poetry Contest, set up by Għaqda Poeti Maltin in collaboration with the National Book Council, is a relatively new initiative which was first launched last year. The announcement of the winning entries and the prize-giving ceremony are among the events planned for the...

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Tliet Mistoqsijiet lill-Awtur: Taħdita ma’ Alex Vella Gera

    Taħdita ma’ Alex Vella Gera dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Trojan. Alex Vella Gera (imwieled fl-1973) issa jgħix fi Brussell, fejn jaħdem bħala traduttur għall-Unjoni Ewropea. Fl-2011 kien fiċ-ċentru ta’ kontroversja kbira dwar iċ-ċensura f’Malta wara l-pubblikazzjoni tan-novella espliċita tiegħu Li Tkisser Sewwi fil-gazzetta universitarja Realtà . Huwa ppubblika l-ewwel...

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Help with the Application for the Malta Book Fund

As the deadline for the Malta Book Fund is approaching, the NBC would like to remind all interested applicants that it is offering help with the application, in particular for those who are not applying through a publisher. While it is recommended that applicants identify publishers who have expressed an...

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Dun Kixott mill-Manċa: a Malta Book Fund project

The publication of Dun Kixott mill-Manċa (SKS, 2016), a translation of Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece into Maltese unrhymed verse by the notable scholar and writer Pawlu Montebello, was made possible by funding from the 2015 edition of the Malta Book Fund. The book is a perfect example of the kind...

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Malta Arts Council Translation Grants

The Cultural Export Fund Translation Grants, which are managed and distributed by the Malta Arts Council, aim to increase the visibility of Maltese literature on international platforms by offering funding for translation projects of Maltese language texts into other languages. The grants are meant to cover translators’ and revisors’ fees ...

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Applications for the National Poetry Competition are open

The National Book Council and Għaqda Poeti Maltin invite poets to participate in the 2017 edition of the Mons. Amante Bountempo National Poetry Contest, which opens today and closes on 4 September 2017. The contest requires participants to submit up to three poems in Maltese of up to thirty six...

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