Taħt il-Qoxra: Immanuel Mifsud

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Immanuel Mifsud dwar il-kotba tiegħu, kif ukoll il-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi mal-kitba tiegħu. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk. Il-Kunsill Nazzjonalli tal-Ktieb jirringrazzja lill-PBS u lill-ħaddiema ta’ Radju Malta 1 għall-għajnuna bix-xandir tal-programm.                ...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Antoine Cassar

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Antoine Cassar dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Erbgħin Jum, kif ukoll il-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali u personali konnessi miegħu. Tista’ ssegwi t-taħdita hawnhekk.

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Loranne Vella

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

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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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Results of the Malta Book Fund 2017 are out

  The National Book Council announces that the adjudication board of the Malta Book Fund 2017 has decided and agreed on the winning submissions for the 2017 edition of the Fund. The winning projects have been chosen according to a set of pre-determined criteria, chief among which is the cultural...

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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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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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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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Tliet Mistoqsijiet lill-Awtur: Taħdita ma’ Clare Azzopardi

  Inkomplu s-sensiela ta’ intervisti ma’ awturi b’taħdita ma’ Clare Azzopardi dwar il-ktieb tagħha Kulħadd Ħalla Isem Warajh   Clare Azzopardi tikteb kemm għat-tfal kif ukoll għall-adulti. Hija l-Kap tad-Dipartiment tal-Malti fil-Junior College ta’ l-Università ta’ Malta u għal bosta snin kienet membru attiv ta’ Inizjamed. Ix-xogħol tagħha ġie tradott...

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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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Tliet Mistoqsijiet lill-Awtur: Taħdita ma’ Rita Saliba

    Inkomplu s-sensiela ta’ intervisti ma’ awturi b’taħdita mal-kittieba Rita Saliba dwar il-ktieb tagħha Il-Kulur tal-Lellux.   Saliba rebħet il-Konkors Nazzjonali ta’ Kitba għaż-Żgħażagħ tliet darbiet bir-rumanzi tagħha Inżul ix-Xemx (2011), Bella Berger (2013) u Il-Kulur tal-Lellux (2016). Fl-2014 qalbet mit-Taljan għall-Malti  żewġ rumanzi oħra għall-adolexxenti, Il-Misteru tad-Dniefel tal-Ġebel...

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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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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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Spotlight on the Campus Book Festival: The End

Yesterday evening the Book Festival on Campus came to an end with an event in honour of author Caroline Smailes, the special guest of the Festival. Smailes led a number of workshops on different aspects of literary writing and the art of story-telling during the three days of the Festival....

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Spotlight on the Campus Book Festival: Day Two

The second day of the Book Festival on Campus opened with an event that appeals strongly to those with an interest in art and philosophy. Prof. Hubertus von Amelunxen, provost of the European Graduate School (EGS) and well-known for his work as a curator and a member of art organisations,...

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Spotlight on the Campus Book Festival: Day One

The Book Festival on Campus opened yesterday at 10:00 am with a book presentation for primary school children: Toni Aquilina’s translation of ‘Il-Ġgant id-Dħuli’ by Gladys Masters, published by Faraxa. The children were encouraged to read excerpts from the book, which they enjoyed immensely. In fact, the young readers were...

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