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National Book Prize Finalists – 2013 Books

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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 will be announced in an official ceremony taking place on the 5th of December in Auberge de Castille in the presence of the Prime Minister.

 

These books are already available for purchase in local bookstores and will also be available during the upcoming National Book Festival 2014 (12th -16th of November).

 

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FICTION (NOVELS IN MALTESE)

 

George Bush f’Malta

Alfred Sant

SKS

 

What happens in Brussels stays in Brussels

Ġuże’ Stagno

Merlin Publishers

 

Fil-mergħat tal-impossibbli

John Bonello

Merlin Publishers

 

L-eżodu taċ-Ċikonji

Walid Nabhan

Klabb Kotba Maltin

 

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FICTION (SHORT STORIES IN MALTESE)

 

Ċpar – aktar rakkonti u divertimenti

Alfred Sant

SKS

 

Rakkonti Inkontri

Victor Fenech

Horizons

 

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POETRY (POETRY IN MALTESE)

 

Irdieden

Jonathan Balzan

self-published

 

Ċrieki fl-Għadira

Ġorġ Borġ

self-published

 

Passju taħt ix-xita

Karl Schembri

Horizons

 

Penelopi tistenna

Immanuel Mifsud

Klabb Kotba Maltin

 

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BOOKS FOR CHILDREN FROM 8 T0 12 YEARS

 

Vleġġa kkargata

Adrian Grima

Klabb Kotba Maltin

 

Avventuri mill-Klassi ta’ Miss Ambrożja Pulis Kiftaranipinġini

Audrey Friggieri

Merlin Publishers

 

Jake Cassar u r-Reġina Fidelja f’boċċa tal-ħġieġ

Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers

 

Jake Cassar u l-istorja tar-Reġina x-Xiħa

Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers

 

Tqasqis

Trevor Zahra

Merlin Publishers

 

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TRANSLATION

 

Klijenti antipatiċi u kapuċċini kesħin

Clare Azzopardi / Albert Gatt

Inizjamed

 

Il-Letteratura fit-traduzzjoni/Literature in translation

Toni Aquilina

Faraxa Publishing

 

L-Alla tal-Ħerba ta’ Yasmin Reza

Toni Aquilina

Faraxa Publishing

 

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BOOKS RELATING TO HUMANITIES IN MALTESE OR ENGLISH

 

Verġni Sagri, Demonji u boloh għal Alla

Mario Azzopardi

Horizons

 

Georgio Scala and the Moorish Slaves

Dionisius A. Agius

Midsea Books

 

Late Medieval Malta (1091-1530)

Charlene Vella

Midsea Books

 

Mattia Preti – Faith and Humanity

Sandro Debono

Midsea Books