Taħt il-Qoxra: Alfred Sant

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Alfred Sant dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Western u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi miegħu. Western rebaħ il-Premju Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb 2017 fil-kategorija ‘novelli bil-Malti u bl-Ingliż’. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk.

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Clare Azzopardi

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Clare Azzopardi dwar il-kotba tagħha u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi magħhom. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk.

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Call for Translator and Editor: the Poetry of Dun Karm Psaila

    The National Book Council is launching a new translation project of national importance – the publication of a selection of poems by Dun Karm Psaila, translated into English. The project has been entrusted to the NBC by the government with the aim of ensuring that the poetry of...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Antoinette Borg

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Antoinette Borg dwar il-ktieb tagħha Fittixni u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi magħhom. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk.

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Gabriel Schembri u Kit Azzopardi

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Kit Azzopardi u Gabriel Schembri dwar il-ktieb Patria u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi magħhom. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk.

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Alex Vella Gera

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Alex Vella Gera dwar il-kotba tiegħu u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi magħhom. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk.

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Wayne Flask

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Wayne Flask dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Kapitali u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi mal-ktieb. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk.

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Taħt il-Qoxra: John P. Portelli

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ John P. Portelli dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Xewqat tal-Passa u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi mal-ktieb. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk.

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Norbert Bugeja

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Norbert Bugeja dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Nartiċi u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi mal-ktieb. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk.

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Jean Paul Borg

  F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Jean Paul Borg dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Mhux Nies u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi mal-ktieb. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk.

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Lara Calleja

Fit-tieni episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Lara Calleja dwar il-ktieb tagħha Lara Min? u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi mal-ktieb. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk.

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Taħdita ma’ Leanne Ellul

Fl-ewwel episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Leanne Ellul dwar il-ktieb tagħha Gramma u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi mal-ktieb. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk.

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Programm tat-TV: WIĊĊ IMB WIĊĊ

    Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb qed iniedi programm ġdid tat-TV f’kollaborazzjoni ma’ Antonella Axisa. Il-programm iġib l-isem ta’ “Wiċċ imb Wiċċ” u kull episodju huwa mfassal fuq il-qari ta’ silta minn xogħol letterarju Malti kontemporanju. Il-qari ser isir minn Antonella Axisa. Il-programm se jixxandar fuq it-TV Nazzjonali kull nhar ta’...

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Programm tar-Radju: Taħt il-Qoxra

    Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb iħabbar il-bidu ta’ programm ġdid tar-radju b’kollaborazzjoni ma’ Rachelle Deguara. Il-programm, bl-isem ta’ ‘Taħt Il-Qoxra’, huwa maħsub biex jippromwovi kittieba lokali, ix-xogħlijiet u l-ħsibijiet tagħhom. Rachelle Deguara, li hija studenta u kant-awtriċi, se tkun qed titkellem mal-mistiedna tagħha dwar diversi temi: il-kotba, il-letteratura, il-politika u...

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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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NBC book donation to Dingli Primary School, St Nicholas College

In the presence of the Headmaster of the Dingli Primary School, Ms. Elisabeth Galea, St Nicholas College Principal Ms. Maria Camilleri, and several teachers from the school, the National Book Council’s Counsellor Mr. Charles Calleja and Cultural Events Organiser Ms. Simona Cassano donated a considerable amount of books to St...

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NBC Celebrates World Book and Copyright Day

The National Book Council this week will be celebrating World Book and Copyright Day in a number of events which aim to increase the public’s awareness of the local book culture and to promote the book as a means of intellectual empowerment. On Thursday 27th April, the National Book Council...

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Literary Art Contest: Call for Artists

The National Book Council is issuing a call for artists to submit artwork for a Literary Art Contest, in which competitors will be asked to create a work of art based on a Maltese literary text of their own choice. A total of ten artworks will be chosen by an...

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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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Seminars on Maltese contemporary poetry @ the Poetry Pavilion, LBF

The National Book Council would like to announce that during the London Book Fair 2017, which is taking place in London Olympia on 14, 15 and 16 March, poetry seminars have been prepared on the Poetry Pavilion. Poetry readings by Maltese performer Sarah Naudi have been scheduled from 11:30 am on...

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Prize-giving Ceremony for Literary Contest ‘Novels for Youth’ 2016

The prize-giving ceremony for the Literary Contest ‘Novels for Youth’ 2016, set up by the National Book Council in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, will take place at ‘Youth Village’ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ at 6:30 in the evening on the 3rd of March 2017 and will be presided over by the Hon....

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Clare Azzopardi and Maria Grech Ganado at Librebook-Bruxelles

On 18th March, at Librebook-Bruxelles, a literary cafe in Brussels, two well-known and prize-winning authors will take part in an event set up by the National Book Council on occasion of Malta’s EU presidency. The event starts at 14:00 hours with Clare Azzopardi, who will be reading excerpts from her...

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Alex Vella Gera and Loranne Vella at Librebook – Bruxelles

On 17th March, at Librebook – Bruxelles, a literary cafe in Brussels, two well-known and prize-winning authors will appear in an event set up by the National Book Council on occasion of Malta’s EU presidency. The event starts at 18:00 hours with Loranne Vella, who will read excerpts from her...

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ISBN open data

In the spirit of the festive season, The National Book Council would like to express its greetings to the public by making a gift of its ISBN database which has been modified as open data. The database, which is hosted on the Council’s website, now allows users to create and...

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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 MONS. AMANTE BUONTEMPO POETRY CONTEST 2016

Below please find the Winners of the ‘MONS’ AMANTE BUONTEMPO’ Poetry Contest 2016 as announced in an official ceremony on the 11th of November 2016, in Temi Zammit Hall, Mediterranean Conference Centre Valletta during the Malta Book Festival 2016: FIRST PRIZE – Louis Briffa with his poem ‘Falco Peregrinus’ SECOND PRIZE – Paul...

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MBF2016 School Bookings are open!

The National Book Council would like to invite all schools in Malta and Gozo to attend the Malta Book Festival 2016 which will be held from Wednesday 9th till Sunday 13th November 2016 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC) Valletta. The Malta Book Festival is the most prestigious event related...

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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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7th PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the seventh PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being distributed to authors, illustrators and photographers whose books were borrowed from Public Libraries in Malta and Gozo in the period covering the 1st of April 2016 till the 30th June, 2016. The...

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Call for Proposals – MBF2016 Exhibtion

  Malta Book Festival 2016 9-13 NOV – MCC Call for Exhibitors This is an open call for proposals for an exhibition on book-binding to be featured in the 2016 edition of the Malta Book Festival. The exhibition, which is expected to be put up and ready by 8th November, is...

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NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION Mons. Amante Buontempo – 2016

The Maltese Poets Association, in collaboration with the National Book Council, is launching the National Poetry Competition Mons. Amante Buontempo 2016   Those wishing to take part are requested to submit up to three poems, each one no longer than thirty lines, in Maltese. The poems must be type-written on A4...

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Malta’s ISBN Database

The National Book Council would like to announce that the database containing all local books published under an ISBN has just been finalised. This database may be accessed free of charge from the NBC’s website. The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique number allocated to every book in...

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Beyond a Satin Sea & Tangerine Sky

On Saturday the 7th of May, the National Book Council organised a small reception for everyone involved in the making of Beyond a Satin Sea and Tangerine Sky – two exciting collections bringing together translated selections of poetry and prose excerpts by the recipients of the National Book Prize for...

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World Book Day 2016

As part of the celebrations for World Book Day 2016, the National Book Council together with St. Michael’s Secondary School (Santa Venera) have organised two meet-the-author sessions for the students of said school. The authors Leanne Ellul and Walid Nabhan spoke of their literary journey and encouraged the students to...

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NBC at the London Book Fair 2016

The National Book Council has just returned from The London Book Fair 2016 where, for the second time running, it set up a prominently located stand with a wide range of Melitensia including National Book Prize winners’ books alongside the latest prose publications and quality reference books by Maltese publishing houses....

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Book Festival on Campus 2016 – it’s a wrap!

Yesterday the 7th of April marked the end of the Book Festival on Campus 2016 – three days of book sales alongside a full literary programme of events organised by the National Book Council and Għaqda tal-Malti – Universitá as well as publishers exhibiting in the festival and various University-based...

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NBC at CRICKIDS Festival 2016

The National Book Council, together with Malta Libraries and the Central Public Library set up a Pop-Up library at CRICKIDS Festival this Easter weekend at tal-Virtu’ in Rabat. The NBC disseminated booklets about the improtance of reading to the young and Malta Libraries enrolled several new library members of all...

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Book Festival on Campus // 5-6-7 April

The Għaqda tal-Malti – Università and the National Book Council are organising the third edition of the University Book Festival, known better as the Campus Book Fest. The Festival will take place from the 5th to the 7th of April – opening from 9:00 till 14:00 and from 16:00 till...

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Celebrating World Book Day UK

Tomorrow, the 3rd of March, the UK will be celebrating World Book Day. World Book Day as recognised by UNESCO will be celebrated around the world on the 23rd of April, and therefore the National Book Council would like to take this opportunity to share its message in favour of...

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ISBN Users Manual in Maltese

The National Book Council would like to inform the general public that it has just published the Maltese translation of the sixth edition of the ISBN Users’ Manual entitled ‘Manwal għall-Utenti tal-ISBN’. This manual is an important tool which explains the way in which the ISBN of every publication, be...

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Winners of Konkors ta’ Kitba Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2015

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the National Book Council would like to announce that the winners of Konkors ta’ Kitba Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2015 are Rita Saliba with her manuscript entitled ‘Il-kulur tal-lellux’ and Roberta Bajada with ‘Termini u Kundizzjonijiet Japplikaw’. The awards ceremony was held on Thursday the 11th of February, 2016...

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Applications are out for the NBC PBS Short Film Contest 2016

The National Book Council (NBC) together with the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) would like to announce that the application period for the NBC PBS Short Film Contest is open as of today the 11th of February, 2016. This is a contest open to film-making teams making 15-20 minute short films...

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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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PLR payment covering October-December 2015

The National Book Council would like to announce that the fifth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being distributed to authors, illustrators and photographers whose books were borrowed from Public Libraries in Malta and Gozo in the period covering the 1st of October 2015 till the 31st December, 2015. The...

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Christmas Book Donation to the Central Public Library

Annual Christmas Book Donation to Central Public Library including latest Maltese publications, National Book Prize Winning and Shortlisted books together with a selection of French and Italian titles to be disseminated in libraries across the island in the coming days. The National Book Council wishes you all the best for...

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‘GRAMMA’ with Leanne Ellul @CPL

Reading and more from ‘GRAMMA’ by Leanne Ellul Winner of the ‘Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2014′ organised by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the National Book Council. Published by Merlin Publishers. Saturday 12th December 2015 Central Public Library Floriana This event was organised as part of the programme of events...

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InTranslation Conference

The Creative Europe Desk Malta (CED Malta) is proud to present this publication (click here:  intranslation ) focusing on the funds and opportunities available to those involved in the Literary Translation sphere. The conference which it accompanies – In Translation – was specifically organised to acknowledge the growth in the sector...

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Presentation of “This Fair Land” in London

‘This Fair Land’ – Maltese in London/Il-Malti f’Londra is an event organised by the National Book Council in collaboration with Francis Boutle Publishers to celebrate and promote Maltese literature in London with readings from ‘This Fair Land: An Anthology of Maltese Literature’ edited by Charles Briffa with a foreword by...

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‘X’Aħna Smart!’ by Stephen Lughermo at Central Public Library

‘X’Aħna Smart!’ – an activity organised by the National Book Council in collaboration with Malta Libraries on Saturday 3rd October at the Central Public Library, Floriana. Stephen Lughermo, the writer of ‘X’Aħna Smart!’ (Winner of the Literary Contest of Novels for Youth 2014 organised by the National Book Council and...

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“Imeldina” – reading at the Central Public Library

“Min ma jħobbx iċaflas? Tista’ ċċaflas fl-ilma tax-xita u tista’ ċċaflas fil-baħar, imma Imeldina ssib tarf iċċaflas kullimkien! U tibqa’ tibqa’ sakemm …” On Wednesday the 5th of August, the National Book Council, in collaboration with Malta Libraries, organized another activity for young children – an reading session with Sandra...

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“Stedina għal Sabrina” reading and drawing at the Central Public Library

On Saturday the 1st of August, 2015, the National Book Council, in collaboration with Malta Libraries, invited children of ages ranging from 4 to 7 together with their parents to an educational reading session with Louise Sammut, the author of the local publication “Stedina għal Sabrina” at the Central Public...

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‘Spins and Spells’ – a MAF and NBC collaboration

The National Book Council was responsible for curating the literary section of the ‘Spins and Spells’ Malta Arts Festival event on the 21st of July, 2015 at Auberge d’Italie, Valletta where a selection of poetry by young upcoming poets Leanne Ellul, Kit Azzopardi, Marie Gion and Clifford Jo Zahra was...

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Another Book Donation to Malta’s Libraries 10/06/2015

Today, the 10th of June, 2015, another substantial book donation from the National Book Council was presented to Maltese Public Libraries in the presence of the NBC’s Secretary, Mr. Joe Debattista and Ms. Cheryl Falzon, representing the Central Public Library, Floriana. These books, a selection of the finest titles from...

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Launch of Malta Book Fund – 12/05/2015

The Hon. Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment; Permanent Secretary, Mr. Joseph Caruana and Mr. Mark Camilleri, Executive Chairman of the National Book Council have just launched the Malta Book Fund in a press conference which took place in the Board Room of the Ministry of Education. The Malta...

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Campus Book Festival – 5th-7th MAY 2015

The National Book Council and Għaqda tal-Malti – Università are organizing the second edition of the Campus Book Festival which will take place on the 5-6-7 of May 2015. Opening hours: 09:00 – 15:00 u 19:00 – 21:30. This festival offers a platform for Maltese publishers and distributors to promote...

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NBC collaborates with the National Literacy Agency – ‘Aqra kemm Tiflaħ’

The National Book Council is proud to announce its collaboration with the National Literacy Agency which forms part of the Ministry for Education and Employment on its ‘Aqra kemm tiflaħ’ programme targeting the first years of primary education. For the first phase of the programme, the NBC has spent around...

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NBC at London Book Fair 2015

The National Book Council was in London for the London Book Fair 2015 in order to promote Maltese books and the Maltese book market in general with foreign publishers and related entities. The London Book Fair is an international fair which brings together all the big names in the global...

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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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Second PLR payment

The National Book Council would like to announce that it will be issuing the second Public Lending Rights payment to those authors, illustrators and photographers whose books were borrowed from Public Libraries in Malta and Gozo fro 9th December, 2014 till the 31st of March, 2015. Below please find the...

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NBC and PBS: Call for Interns to work on set of short-film

Public Broadcasting Services and the National Book Council are seeking 3 MCAST students from the MCAST institute of Art and Design specializing in Creative Media Production to work as paid-interns on the set of a short-film based on a locally published story. The short-film will be produced during Summer 2015...

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Book Donation to the ‘Centre Franco-Maltais’ – 20/03/15

The National Book Council has just donated a considerable amount of publications in French to the ‘Centre Franco-Maltais’. Ms. Doreen Farrugia (Education Officer – French) appected the donation on behalf of the French Resoure Centre at the Junior College in Msida during a short ceremony with Mr. Mark Camilleri (Executive...

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World Book Day – Donation to CPL 05/03/15

Come join us at the Central Public Library, Floriana! Today the National Book Council is celebrating World Book Day by donating more and more books to CPL. Ms. Cheryl Falzon (Deputy Librarian, Malta Libraries) and Mr. Joe Debattista (Secretary, NBC) were present for the occasion. So, browse through our photos...

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Book Donation to Marsa Primary 23/02/2015

The National Book Council has just presented €5,000 worth of books in an official book donation to Marsa Primary School, San Ġorġ Preca College. The majority of the books donated will be used as readers in the classroom, however the rest will be made available for students to borrow from...

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NBC and Horizons donate books to Corradino Correctional Facility Library

Today, Wednesday the 18th of February 2015, the National Book Council together with Horizons managing director David Bezzina, presented the library of the Corrective Facility in Kordin with a substantial book donation.   The NBC believes that every sector in society is entitled to have access to books and libraries,...

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Book Donation to Floriana Primary

The Floriana Primary School Headmaster Mr. Stephen Miceli together with teachers and staff from the school and San Ġorġ Preca College Principal Mr. James Camilleri hosted National Book Council representatives for a short ceremony to mark today’s book donation to the school. The NBC executive chairman Mr. Mark Camilleri opened...

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PBS and NBC launch the Short Film Contest – 02/02/2015

In a press conference held on Monday, 2nd February, 2015 at the PBS headquarters in Gwardamangia, the Executive Chairman of the National Book Council (NBC), Mr. Mark Camilleri together with PBS Chairman, Mr. Tonio Portughese signed the memorandum of agreement to launch the Short Film Contest – a collaborative project...

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Launch of PLR Scheme

The National Book Council (NBC) would like to announce that today, payments to Maltese authors according to the Public Lending Rights scheme have been issued for the first time ever. Said remuneration has been made possible following an extensive consultation process and a carefully formulated political and administrative plan to...

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NBC film: Laqgħa ma’ Mara Morbi

The National Book Council is now on Youtube… Click and Share our channel >> National Book Council MALTA   As part of the NBC’s strategy to promote books and reading in Malta, the NBC in collaboration with ONE TV Complex and Shadeena had premiered this short film based on ‘Laqgħa ma’ Mara...

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Reading Activity with Charles Casha at CPL

The National Book Council in collaboration with the staff at the Central Public Library hosted a group of young children from Agenzija Appoġġ’s Qawra Community Service to a reading activity in the Junior Section of the Central Public Library – Malta. A reading was followed by a Q&A and book-signing...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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