Book Donation to Valletta Primary School

In the presence of the Headmaster Mr. Bernard Riolo, the San Ġorġ Preca College Principal Mr. James Camilleri and several teachers from the school, the National Book Council’s executive chairman Mr. Mark Camilleri and secretary Mr. Joseph Debattista donated a considerable amount of books toValletta Primary School. The short ceremony...

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Book Donation to CPL on ‘Library Day 2014’

The National Book Council has just donated €7,000 worth of books to the Central Public Library in Floriana during the activities of Library Day. The books, mostly Melitensia publications, will be divided between public libraries across Malta and Gozo very soon. Present for the donation were Ms. Cheryl Falzon representing...

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National Book Prize: Books 2013

The National Book Council would like to announce the winners of the National Book Prize: Books 2013. The official prize giving ceremony took place on the 5th of December 2014 at Auberge de Castille. All National Book Prize finalists were present alongside distinguished guests for official speeches by the Prime...

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Expression of Interest – The Literary Contest of Novels for Youth

The National Book Council kindly invites publishers to submit an expression of interest regarding the winning manuscripts of the Literary Contest of Novels for Youth 2013-2014 organized by the same National Book Council in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħazagħ. The two winning manuscripts of this contest are: X’aħna Smart by Stephen...

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Expression of Interest – Anthologies

The National Book Council kindly invites publishers to submit an expression of interest in publishing two anthologies of translated prose and poetry by Maltese authors. One anthology is to be translated into English and the other into Italian. The extracts in Maltese will be chosen on the basis of their...

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National Book Festival 2014

  The 2014 edition of the National Book Festival was, once again, held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta between the 12th and the 16th of November with the busiest programme of events and the most numerous attendance yet.   The NBC proudly welcomed, for the second time running, ‘La...

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The Literary Contest of Novels for Youth 2013-2014

The prize-giving ceremony for the Literary Contest ‘Novels for Youth’ 2013-2014, took place last Sunday, 16th of November, 2014, in the Sacra Infermeria Hall, MCC, Valletta as part of the National Book Festival 2014 programme of events. The contest is a collaboration between the National Book Council and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ....

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PLR (Public Lending Rights) Scheme introduced in Malta

The National Book Council would like to announce that, following a series of debates and a Public Consultation Meeting with interested parties back in January of 2014, the much awaited Public Lending Rights Scheme (PLR in short) is set to be introduced in our public libraries by the end of...

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The National Book Festival Programme of Events 2014

The National Book Council has just launched the Programme of Events for this year’s edition of the National Book Festival happening over five days – 12th to the 16th of November, 2014 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. The Book Fest is open to all free of charge and with...

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Book Donation to St. Margaret’s College

The National Book Council has just donated a substantial amount of books to St. Margaret’s College in a short ceremony held in the Cospicua Primary School library attended by the respective Heads of Schools, the College Principal Ms. Maria McNamara and the Hon. Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation,...

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The National Book Festival 2014 – PR

      The National Book Council (NBC) would like to announce that the 2014 edition of the National Book Festival will be held next 12 – 16th November at the Mediterranean Conference Centre.   The National Book Festival is a continuation of the National Book Fair which has been...

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European Day of Languages 2014 – Malta

On Saturday, 27th September, the European Commission Representation in Malta celebrated the European Day of Languages at Bay Street, St Julian’s. For the second consecutive year, the Għaqda tal-Malti – Università was responsible for its organization.     Activities started at 10am and ended at 6pm. Stands pertaining to different...

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National Book Prize Finalists – 2013 Books

    The National Book Council wishes to announce that the National Book Prize finalists have just been shortlisted. The Adjudication Board of the National Book Council recognizes this list of finalist books as a list of the best books published in Malta throughout the year 2013.   The winners...

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National Book Festival 2014

    Below is the application form for interested exhibitors: application form 2014     access print versions of the 2014 poster here:   A4: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxQ_P8udFPM1WnAxdWl0M1ZGN0E/edit   A3: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxQ_P8udFPM1aXAtaXF4UFIySzQ/edit  

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The Literary Contest of Novels for Youth 2013

The National Book Council would like to announce that the deadline for submission of applications is over   Please click on the link below to access a version of the amended criteria and regulations for 2014: Criteria and Regulations 2014   .

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Poetry Night at Raymond Caruana Gardens – Gudja

Following the positive reviews that emergent poets received following their participation in the Malta Arts Festival in mid-July, the National Book Council invited a number of other young poets and writers to present their work to an altogether new public.   Thanks to the Gudja Local Council, Demelsa Grech in...

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Emerging Artists – Malta Arts Festival 2013

The ‘emerging artists’ series of the Malta Arts Festival of 2013 presented an interdisciplinary showcase of music and literature. The collaboration took the shape of two concerts: one concert of classical music by young percussionist Luke Baldacchino and another by Nadine Galea on violin and Riyad Nicolas on piano –...

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The National Book Prize: BOOKS 2013

The National Book Council wishes to notify that this year’s applicants were duly examined by a board of expert adjudicators before being officially placed in the categories as shown below. Books that are not listed have been eliminated on the grounds that these did not pertain to any category listed...

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Book Donation to Malta Libraries

  On the 23rd of June, 2014, a substantial list of books ranging from classic novels to academic texts and melitensia was donated to Ms. Cheryl Falzon, deputy librarian for Malta Libraries by Mr. Mark Camilleri, Executive Chairman of the National Book Council (Malta)   All books will be available...

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‘The Digital Librarian’ Competition 2013

  On Thursday the 22nd of May, 2014, during a small ceremony at the Central Public Library, the National Book Council together with Mr. Joseph Mizzi (Managing Director of Klabb Kotba Maltin and Midsea Books Publications) and Mr. Edwin Catania ( Director of Nemo Publications) presented Ms. Askya Pizzuto with...

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Hani Shukrallah at the University Book Festival 2014

watch the whole interview here: Hani Shukrallah interviewed by Karl Schembri at the Book Festival on Campus. 30th April 2014.   Every revolution is messy   Hani Shukrallah, author of Egypt, the Arabs and the World, was the main guest at the first Book Festival on Campus   Egypt celebrated...

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Book Festival on Campus 2014

The Għaqda tal-Malti – Università in collaboration with the National Book Council have organized the first edition of the Book Festival on Campus. The Festival, held between the 28th and 30th of April kicked off daily at 9:00, till 15:00. Some of the activities were also held after 19.00.  ...

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Celebrating World Book Day 2014

    As part of our ‘World Book Day’ celebrations, on the 23rd of April, Mr. Mark Camilleri (Executive Chairman of the National Book Council), presented Mr. Oliver Mamo – CEO of Malta Libraries with a considerable donation of books. The donated publications, to be distributed across Malta via several...

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Book Donation and Q&A session at Mosta Primary A

This morning, the National Book Council was invited to hold a talk and Q&A session about the importance of reading, to parents of children up to the age of 8 who attend Mosta Primary School A. This was one of several events to be organized during ‘Book Week’; an initiative...

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Book Donation and Reading Session at Gżira Primary School

In yesterday’s charming ceremony organized by Gżira Primary School, the National Book Council donated the same school a considerable amount of books for all ages. An animated reading session to school children by Mr. Joseph Galea followed the presentation of the books. Also present for the occasion was the Minister...

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PLR Public Consultation Meeting 2014

On Monday 6th January, 2014 the National Book Council organised a Public Consultation Meeting that was held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior to discuss the introduction of a Public Lending Rights system for the islands of Malta and Gozo. Many suggestions were brought forward during the meeting of which the...

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Book Donation to Malta Libraries – December 2013

This considerable book donation to Malta Libraries was the first of its kind for the National Book Council. In the coming months the NBC plans to keep donating as many classic as well as contemporary titles, both local and foreign, to Malta Libraries in a bid to help replenish and...

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Annual Report 2013

  Please, click on the link below to access the National Book Council’s 2013 Annual Report: annual-report-ebook-engl

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National Book Prize: Books 2012

  Winners of the National Book Prize 2013 for books published in 2012:   Fiction:   1) ALEX VELLA GERA. “IS-SRIEP REĠGĦU SARU VELENUŻI” 2) ĠORĠ PERESSO. “IR-RAĠEL TA’ WAĦDU”     Non-Fiction:   1) CHARLES BRIFFA. “JOSEPH VELLA BONDIN, DRAMMATURGU” 2) ANDREW BORG U MARK MICALLEF. “ILWIEN IL-FESTI MALTIN...

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National Book Festival 2013 – 13-17 Nov MCC

The National Book Council would like to bring to your attention this year’s edition of the national book fair, held from Wednesday 13th November to Sunday 17th November at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. In order to mark the inclusive and holistic nature of this prestigious annual event, the book...

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European Day of Languages – Malta 2013

The Għaqda tal-Malti – Università on behalf of the European Commission Representation in Malta thanks the National Book Council for participating in celebrating the European Day of Languages in Malta for 2013 and making it a success. This day would not have been possible without the support of Valletta Foundation...

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The Literary Contest of Novels for Youth 2012

The National Book Council would like to announce that it has just published both winning novels in the 3rd edition (2012) of The Literary Contest of Novels for Youth organized by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in conjunction with the National Book Council (NBC). The winning titles are ‘Ħabib fil-Bżonn’ by Tony C....

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Bedtime Reading Project

On Thursday, 23rd January 2013, in a ceremony where both the Education and the Health Ministers were present, the NBC handed over a number of specially-designed pouches to the Parentscraft Section of Mater Dei Hospital, containing two books of stories for newborn children and a manual for parents.These publications were...

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