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National Book Prize 2018 winners announced tomorrow

The winners of the National Book Prize 2018 for the various categories will be announced tomorrow, 30 November, during the awarding ceremony at Auberge de Castille, under the patronage of the Prime Minister.

These are the shortlisted titles in each category. The public is advised to visit the National Book Council’s website as the results will be made public immediately after the ceremony. A press release will also be published on the NBC FB page and in the press.

Novels in Maltese and English

Title of bookAuthor/EditorPublisher
Ir-rota daret dawra (kważi) sħiħa Nadia MifsudMerlin Publishers
KapitaliWayne Flask Merlin Publishers
RokitLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers
Love in the time of the InquisitionLou DrofenikHorizons
It-Tawmaturgu: il-ħmura ta' filgħaxija Mark Anthony Fenech Horizons
L-Iżvijati Walid NabhanKlabb Kotba Maltin
Tħabbat xtaqtek: djarju mill-eremitaġġGioele GaleaHorizons
It-Taàr: Distopja, l-ewwel ktieb John A. BonelloSerafin Books

Poetry in Maltese and English

Title of bookAuthor/EditorPublisher
Ġenesi: Poeżiji 2007-2016 Achille MizziHorizons
Xewqat tal-passa: Poeżiji 2008-2016 John P. PortelliHorizons
Erbgħin jumAntoine CassarEDE Books

General Research

Title of bookAuthor/EditorPublisher
Woven Splendour: The Tapestries of the Conventual Church of the Knights of MaltaCyntia de GiorgioMidsea Books
Birds of the Maltese Islands (Nature Guide Series)Natalino FenechBDL
Gozo and the Grand Tour Thomas Freller Midsea Books
Kaxxa infernali: dizzjunarju tal-logħob tan-nar b'iktar minn 1200 terminu Carlston GrimaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Spiritual Direction with the Divine Milieu: Insights of Pierre Teilhard du Chardin Mary Anne Sultana
Curtain Up! Paul XuerebMidsea Books

Biographical and Historiographic Research

Title of bookAuthor/EditorPublisher
L-istorja tal-Partit Laburista Francis GaleaSKS Publishers
Ritratti ta' tfulitiReno MuscatFaraxa Publishers
''Kollni kemm jien għalikom'': Il-ħajja mqanqla ta' Mikiel Gonzi u żminjietna (1885-1984) Louis CiliaKlabb Kotba Maltin
A visual guide to the fortifications of MaltaStephen C. SpiteriBDL
Minn fomm il-poplu by Guido Lanfranco Guido LanfrancoKlabb Kotba Maltin
Il-Maltin: għemilhom, drawwiethom, ġrajjiethom: L-evwwel volumSteve BorgKlabb Kotba Maltin
Sal-quċċata tal-Everest Marco Cremona and Glen CallejaMerlin Publishers
Birżebbuġa...storja u kultura Conrad D'Amato and Matthew Balzan Għaqda Storja u Kultura Birżebbuġa