Award-giving Ceremony for the National Book Prize 2017

The award-giving ceremony of the 2017 edition of the National Book Prize was held at Auberge de Castille yesterday evening, under the patronage of the Prime Minister. The event, presented by well-known TV presenter Mark Laurence Zammit, started at 7:30 pm with an opening address by the National Book Council...

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National Book Prize 2017

  The National Book Prize 2017 for books published in 2016 will be celebrated this week on Thursday 7 December at Auberge de Castille. Out of a total of 35 shortlisted books in six categories, excluding the drama category in which none of the entries were shortlisted, the winners in...

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Malta Book Festival opens today: Terramaxka Prize 2017

The Malta Book Festival had its official opening today at 7:30 pm with the prize-giving ceremony for the Terramaxka Prize 2017, led by Joe Dimech. The ceremony took place at Sir Temi Zammit Hall, Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, presided by the executive chairman of the National Book Council, Mark Camilleri....

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Release of Shortlist of the National Book Prize 2017

    Today, on 28th August 2017, the National Book Council is releasing the National Book Prize Shortlist for books published in 2016. The shortlist is drawn up by an independent adjudication board of 9 jurors. The selection process started on 25th April from 203 entries, out of which 35...

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Adjudication Process of the National Book Prize has started

The adjudication process for the National Book Prize started off last week with the first meeting of the Independent Board of Adjudication at the premises of the National Book Council in Floriana. The process of sorting out the entries and checking that each entry has been listed in the correct...

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Malta’s Highlight at London Book Fair 2017

This year’s highlight for Malta at the London Book Fair was Walid Nabhan with his novel “L-Eżodu taċ-Ċikonji”, originally published in Maltese by Klabb Kotba Maltin. A profoundly unsettling but moving tale of Nabil, a Palestinian refugee caught up in the various dilemmas of the here-and-there and the then-and-now, the...

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Applications for the National Book Prize 2017 are out

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that applications for the National Book Prize 2017 (for books published in 2016) are out, as well as those for Terramaxka – The National Book Prize for Children and Adolescents. This prestigious award selects and awards publications of the year before (in...

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Malta at the New Literature from Europe Festival NY

Between Dec 7th and 10th, the Arts Council Malta in NY in association with the National Book Council (Malta) presented leading contemporary Maltese poet and novelist Immanuel Mifsud, winner of the European Union Prize for Literature (2011) and both the Malta National Award for Prose (2002, 2015) and for Poetry...

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Winners of the National Book Prize 2016

The National Book Council would like to announce the winners of the National Book Prize 2016: Books 2015. The official prize-giving ceremony took place on Friday the 2nd of December 2016 at Auberge de Castille. Participants in the Malta Book Prize were present alongside distinguished guests for official speeches by...

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Winners of the Terramaxka Book Prize 2016

The National Book Council is proud to announce the winners of the Terramaxka Prize 2016 – a national prize for books written for children and adolescents throughout 2015. Winners were announced on Tuesday 7th November 2016 during the official opening of the Malta Book Festival (9-13th NOV) at the Mediterranean...

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NATIONAL BOOK PRIZE 2016 and TERRAMAXKA BOOK PRIZE 2016 SHORTLIST

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that the Independent Adjudication Board has selected and communicated the shortlisted finalists for the National Book Prize and the Terramaxka Prize 2016. As is customary, we are publishing the list for the benefit of the public: the titles that appear in the...

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The History of the National Book Prize

The Literary Prize was first set up in 1971 for books in Maltese published during the preceding year. Government’s aim was to encourage Maltese literature and to reward the year’s best authors. The first winners were Anton Buttiġieġ with his poetry collection ‘Fl-Arena’ and Francis Ebejer with ‘Id-Drammi Vol. 2’...

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National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize Participants 2016

The National Book Council is proud to announce the following official list of National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize participants for 2016. The NBC also notifies that the books listed below have been examined by an adjudication board and placed in the respective categories as indicated for both contests and...

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Annual Report 2015

The National Book Council is happy to present its comprehensive Annual Report for 2015 – a year of several successful firsts, a year full of hard work by a small yet growing team, a year marked by several collaborations, but more importantly, a year dedicated entirely to the promotion of...

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Winners of the National Book Prize 2015

The National Book Council would like to announce the winners of the National Book Prize 2015: Books 2014. The official prize giving ceremony took place on Friday the 11th of December 2015 at Auberge de Castille. National Book Prize participants were present alongside distinguished guests for official speeches by Hon....

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Announcement: National Book Prize 2015 Ceremony

The National Book Council is proud to announce that the Prize giving Ceremony for the National Book Prize 2015 (for books published throughout 2014) will take place on Friday 11th December at 7:30pm, Ambassadors Hall, Auberge de Castille. The Hon. Prime Minister of Malta, Dr. Joseph Muscat will be present...

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Winners of the Terramaxka Book Prize 2015

The National Book Council is proud to announce the winners of the Terramaxka Prize 2015 – a national prize for books written for children and adolescents throughout 2014. Winners were announced on Tuesday 3rd November 2015 during the official opening of the Malta Book Festival (4-8 NOV) at the Mediterranean...

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Terramaxka Prize 2015 Contenders

TERRAMAXKA PRIZE 2015 is the Prize for books published throughout 2014 and aimed for children and adolescents. Winners of the Terramaxka Prize will be announced a day prior to the Malta Book Festival (4-8 NOV, MCC, Valletta) and celebrated on weekday mornings during school visits. The contenders for the prize...

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National Book Prize 2015 Shortlist

The National Book Council wishes to announce that the National Book Prize finalists for 2015 have just been shortlisted. The shortlist composed by the Independent Adjudication Board of the National Book Prize serves as a sample of the best books published locally in the previous year. These books are available...

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Applications are out for National Book Prize 2015

Every year, this press release is dedicated to the National Book Prize, but as of this year, the NBC will be launching applications for two different prizes instead of one. Aside from announing that the applications for the National Book Prize 2015 (for books published in in 2014) are out,...

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Donation of National Book Prize Winning Books to CPL

The National Book Council has just presented the Central Public Library with its annual donation of National Book Prize winning books. The NBC encourages the general public to pay regular visits and make better use of public libraries which are being regularly replenished with quality titles. Make sure you also...

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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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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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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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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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