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 literacy. In the first
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British author Caroline Smailes donates her works to UM Library
Our heartfelt thanks goes to British author Caroline Smailes, for donating her works (listed below) to the UM Library. The donation was made through John F. Grech of the National Book Council.
Caroline Smailes was the special guest author of this year's Festival tal-Ktieb Fuq il-Kampus which was organised by the National Book Council and the Għaqda tal-Malti – Università. As in previous years the Special Collections Department was invited to participate in the event and gave a number of tours wherein choice items from the special collections were highlighted.
Among the books donated is a work entitled, "Like Bees to Honey"(2010), which is based in Malta (the author's grandmother is Maltese). This book will, following processing, be housed in the Melitensia Special Collections Department.
The donated works are as follows: In Search of Adam (2008); Black Boxes (2009); Like Bees to Honey (2010); Freaks (2012); The Drowning of Arthur Braxton (2013), and The Finding of Martha Lost (2016) by Caroline Wallace.
Photographs: Jason Pawney
The National Book Council is the public entity that caters for the Maltese book industry. It offers several important services, whilst striving to encourage reading and to promote the book as a medium of communication in all its formats.