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National Book Prize and Terramaxka 2018

 

Submissions for the National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize 2018 for books published in 2017 have been examined by the board of adjudication and placed in their respective categories. This is the first step in the process of adjudication. In the coming months, members of the board will be reading the submissions in order to select the titles for the National Book Prize and Terramaxka shortlist. The shortlist will be published on the Council’s website and will also appear in local newspapers.

The winners of the Terramaxka Prize will be announced during the awards ceremony, which will take place during the official opening of the Malta Book Festival on 6 November 2018. The winners of the National Book Prize will be announced later in December at an awards ceremony held at Auberge de Castille under the patronage of the Prime Minister. The complete list of submissions is shown hereunder:

 

National Book Prize 2018: books published in 2017

 

Novels in Maltese and English

Titlu tal-ktieb // Title of BookAwtur/Editur // Author/EditorPubblikatur // Publisher
Il-Kmandament Nru.Ħdax: Ħobb lill-Ħolqien it-Tieni KtiebPaul P. BorgHorizons Publications
L-AvukatRaymond PortelliBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Il-Baruni tad-DrogaRonald CamilleriBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Anġli fl-AgunijaAntoine BarbaraBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
FriefetSharon CallejaBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Ir-Rota Daret Dawra (Kważi) SħiħaNadia MifsudMerlin Publishers Ltd.
KapitaliWayne FlaskMerlin Publishers Ltd.
RokitLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Konvoj: il-Ġrajja Li Naf Jiena Biss! Ġrajja ta’ Mħabba, Qlubija u Vittorja!Michael CiniHorizons Publications
Tangerine GlowAudrey FriggieriHorizons Publications
Love in the Time of the InquisitionLou DrofenikHorizons Publications
Ir-Raġel Stramb milgħub minn MaraSalv SammutHorizons Publications
‘Il Barra mill-IsqaqLina BrockdorffHorizons Publications
Dwett għal Żewġ VjoliniLina BrockdorffHorizons Publications
Taħt is-Swar tal-ImdinaLina BrockdorffHorizons Publications
It-Tawmaturgu: il-Ħmura ta’ FilgħaxijaMark Anthony FenechHorizons Publications
Vjola l-Kulur ta’ l-ImħabbaĠorġ PeressoHorizons Publications
Vaganzi SajfinAlfred MassaHorizons Publications
Bormla Babes: Behind the ScenesGerard James BorgMidsea Books Ltd.
PatriaGabriel SchembriKlabb Kotba Maltin
L-IżvijatiWalid NabhanKlabb Kotba Maltin
Tħabbat Xtaqtek: Djarju mill-EremitaġġGioele GaleaHorizons Publications
It-Taar: Distopja L-Ewwel KtiebJohn A. BonelloSerafin Books

 

Short stories in Maltese and English

Titlu tal-ktieb//Title of bookAwtur/Editur // Author/EditorPubblikatur // Publisher
Katrin tal-Birgu u Stejjer OħraJoseph SerracinoHorizons Publications
DamaskRita SalibaHorizons Publications
Mit-Toroq tar-RaħalCharles CashaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Sbieħ il-Ħadd: NovelliAlex MizziKlabb Kotba Maltin
Ċetta l-Bormliża u Stejjer OħraJoseph SerracinoMiller Distributors Ltd.

 

Poetry in Maltese and English

Titlu tal-ktieb // Title of bookAwtur/Editur // Author/EditorPubblikatur // Publisher
Ġenesi: Poeżiji 2007-2016Achille MizziHorizons Publications
Il-Kalċi Qiegħed Ifur: PoeżijiCarmel SciclunaHorizons Publications
Qabel Tagħmel ix-Xita: PoeżijiJohn ButtigiegHorizons Publications
Xewqat tal-Passa: Poeżiji 2008-2016//Migrant Desires: Poems 2008-2016John P. PortelliHorizons Publications
Gozo DreamingTed & Helene MarksteinLoose Canons Book Publications
Erbgħin JumAntoine CassarEDE Books
Qasab Iċaqċaq: Is-Sejħa l-Ewwel VolumRaymond C. Grech

 

Drama in Maltese and English

Titlu tal-ktieb//Title of BookAwtur/Editur//Author/EditorPubblikatur//Publisher  
Qawmien: Tliet drammaAlfred SantHorizons

 

Translation

Titlu tal-ktieb // Title of BookAwtur/Editur // Author/EditorPubblikatur // Publisher
Iżżewwiġt Vegana: X’Għamilt b’Idejja ...Ludvic Azzopardi FerrandoMerlin Publishers Ltd.

 

General Research

Titlu tal-ktieb // Title of bookAwtur/Editur // Author/EditorPubblikatur // Publisher
Systems of Knowledge: An Interdisciplinary ApproachMark DebonoMiller Distributors Ltd.
The Island of Malta and the Order of St John: A Short Description of the Island of Malta and of the Order of St JohnJoseph Schiro’Midsea Books Ltd.
Pilates of the Mediterranean: Reflections on God, Politics, the Media and SocietyJoseph BorgMidsea Books Ltd.
Fuq l-Għatba tal-ProfessjoniAntoinette Camilleri Grima Terence PortelliKlabb Kotba Maltin
Woven Splendour: The Tapestries of the Conventual Church of the Knights of MaltaCynthia de GiorgioMidsea Books Ltd.
Birds of the Maltese Islands (Nature Guide Series)Natalino FenechBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Nikteb il-Malti Tajjeb: Manwal Prattiku tal-OrtografijaKarl SciclunaBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Malta, Land of SeaSandro DebonoMidsea Books Ltd.
Gozo and the Grand TourThomas FrellerMidsea Books Ltd.
Kaxxa Infernali: Dizzjunarju tal-Logħob tan-Nar b’Iktar minn 1200 TerminuCarlston GrimaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Journal of Maltese Studies Giovann Frangisk Buonamico (1639-1680) (29)Giovanni Bonello , Arnold Cassola, Bernard Micallef Midsea Books Ltd.
Spiritual Direction within the Divine Milieu: Insights of Pierre Teilhard du ChardinMary Anne Sultana
Min Jgħidu n-Nies Li Jien? : Il-Faqar tal-PaternaliżmuMark MontebelloSKS Publishers
Curtain Up!Paul XuerebMidsea Books Ltd.

 

Biographical and Historiographic Research

Titlu tal-ktieb // Title of Book Awtur/Editur // Author/EditorPubblikatur // Publisher
L-Istorja tal-Partit Laburista (1920-1940): Minn Qabel it-Twelid sal-Bidu tat-Tieni Gwerra DinjijaFrancis GaleaSKS Publishers
Women in the 18th Century MaltaYosanne VellaSKS Publishers
Ritratti ta’ TfulitiReno MuscatFaraxa Publishing
“Kollni Kemm Jien Għalikom”: Il-Ħajja Mqanqla ta’ Mikiel Gonzi u Żminijietna (1885-1984)Louis CiliaKlabb Kotba Maltin
A Visual Guide to the Fortifications of MaltaStephen C. SpiteriBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Minn Fomm il-Poplu: Il-Maltin Jirrakkontaw l-Esperjenzi Tagħhom Dwar il-Ħajja Maltija Kif Kienet fl-Ewwel Nofs ta-Seklu GħoxrinGuido LanfrancoKlabb Kotba Maltin
Il-Maltin: Għemilhom, Drawwiethom, Ġrajjiethom: L-Ewwel VolumSteve BorgKlabb Kotba Maltin
Għamlu Isem It-Tielet KtiebJoe Julian FarrugiaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Mill-Ħażna tat-TifkirietJoseph Micallef StafraceKlabb Kotba Maltin
Siparju: Ġabra ta’ Kitbiet-Tifkiriet f’Għeluq il-50 Sena mit-Twaqqif tal-Moviment Qawmien LetterarjuAlfred DegabrieleHorizons Publications
Seven Mysterious NarrativesPaulJon Aquilina
Sal-Quċċata tal-EverestMarco Cremona, Glen CallejaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Birżebbuġa ... Storja u KulturaConrad D’Amato, Matthew BalzanGħaqda Storja u Kultura Birżebbuġa
Stejjer mid-Djar TagħnaGlen CallejaFondazzjoni tal-President għall-ġid tas-Soċjeta –Ċentru Nazzjonali għar-Riċerka dwar il-Familja
Ħsiebu Jsuqu: Oliver Friggieri Jzomm l-Idea tal-Umanita’Charles BriffaHorizons Publications

 

 

Terramaxka 2018: books published in 2017

 

Original works: books for children (ages 0-7)

Titlu tal-ktieb // Title of bookAwtur/Editur // Author/EditorPubblikatur // Publisher
Qamrinu u StellinaConnie AgiusBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Elia u l-FrottSherise ZammitBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Il-Bużżieqa tal-FestaMiriam SchembriBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Karlu l-Fatat Imqareb u Antonin L-IżveljarinAudrey FriggieriHorizons Publications
Żina ż-ŻunżanaDanica AquilinaBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Imeldina u l-UċuħSandra Hili VassalloMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Hekk Aħjar: Ġabra ta’ Kliem Li t-Tfal ta’ Snin Bikrin Jixraq li Jkunu JafuDavid Muscat, George Mifsud Doreen ColeiroKlabb Kotba Maltin L-Aġenzija Nazzjonali tal-Litteriżmu
Ir-Ronda ta’ Ninu, il-PustierDoris SchembriKlabb Kotba Maltin
Ġola u l-Bieb MaġikuChristine Farrugia Rebecca SpiteriKlabb Kotba Maltin
Ġanni Jżur LondraSherise ZammitMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Is-Sinjura KlawsClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Mama’, Allura Din Imħabba?Moira Scicluna Zahra Mark SciclunaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
X’Ħin Hu?Maria Francalanza Marisa KhaifaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Nita, Niku u Vjolita’: Storja b’TagħlimaNatasha TurnerFaraxa Publications
Ċensinu u Van GoghDoris SchembriFaraxa Publications
BiskuttinuDoris SchembriFaraxa Publications
Dar Ġdida għal ĠużiClare Azzopardi, Rachel PortelliMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Ir-Raġel tal-Mantell IswedClare Azzopardi, Rachel PortelliMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Għand tan-NaħalClare Azzopardi, Rachel PortelliMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Strumenti minn Madwar id-DinjaClare Azzopardi, Rachel PortelliMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Insalvaw u NipproteġuClare Azzopardi, Rachel PortelliMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Super NinaClare Azzopardi, Rachel PortelliMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Il-Misteru tal-ArloġġClare Azzopardi, Rachel PortelliMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Il-Marda tal-PlastikClare Azzopardi/Rachel PortelliMerlin Publishers Ltd.
We’re the New Superheroes: Explore the Power WithinSabrina MulliganFaraxa Publications
4 Frottiet imorru l-BaħarJennifer SpagnolFaraxa Publications
Mhux Widnejn Kulħadd Huma XortaRuth FrendoPro Motion Ltd.
M’hemmx Isbaħ mill-Verita’!Ruth FrendoPro Motion Ltd.
Il-Ħolma ta’ SikaUrsola BorgBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Sika u t-Tiġieġa l-BajdaUrsola BorgBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Tlaqna u WasalnaAngele Marie HaberBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Being LonelyJessica VellaMiller Distributors Ltd.
Bebbuxina u t-TellieqaUrsola BorgMiller Distributors Ltd.

 

Original works: books for children (ages 8-12)

Titlu tal-ktieb // Title of Book Awtur/Editur // Author/EditorPubblikatur // Publisher
Meta Ġużi Kien AbbatiMikiel Camilleri HaberBook Distributors (BDL ) Ltd.
Skwadra SigrietaEdward AttardBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Il-Ħamiem ta’ MattyDavid AloisioKlabb Kotba Maltin
Jissokta l-Każ tal-Aħwa Saver u Ludmilla DeMolizzClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Il-Vjaġġaturi taż-Żmien (Il-Vinkulari 1)Simone SpiteriMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Għand l-Iskarpan u Stejjer OħraDoris Spiteri AxiaqKlabb Kotba Maltin
Fra Mudest 50 SenaCharles CashaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
L-Ingwanti MaġiċiAnabelle AzzopardiHorizons Publications
Emma, il-Qamar u l-Fjuri JitkellmuVictor FenechHorizons Publications
Ċisju il-Fenek taċ-ċarrutaCarlo Olivari D’EmanueleHorizons Publications
Il-Ħajjat tal-IstejjerRita SalibaHorizons Publications
Blanzuni MbexxqaĠorġ BorgHorizons Publications
Patatinu, il-Ħmar ta’ Qalbu TajbaMaria FerriggiHorizons Publications
Ġuljetta ssib il-Ġid fil-Ġnien Sigriet tal-President/ Juliet discovers Wellbeing in the President’s Secret GardenPyt FarrugiaThe President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society
Ir-Raħal tan-Nani: l-Inventur u x-Xita, Deffusu u l-Għasir tal-ĠħenebUrsola BorgBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Ir-Raħal tan-Nani: Paċpaċa, Ferfuxa u l-Kunserva, Patatu u s-SeqerUrsola BorgBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Ir-Raħal tan-Nani: Ħarruba u l-Magħżel Imsaħħar, Bajtru l-GranċUrsola BorgBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Ir-Raħal tan-Nani: Rożetta u Rossu l-Pitiross, Vjoletta u l-Qoffa ta’ ŻebbuġuUrsola BorgBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Ir-Raħal tan-Nani: Bajtru u n-Nagħġa l-Kattiva, Lanġasu u ż-Żarbun ImsaħħarUrsola BorgBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Ir-Raħal tan-Nani: Ferfuxa u l-Gidien , in-Nanna Paċpaċa u l-ġbejnietUrsola BorgBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Being Smart Online: for Students in Year 6Dunstan Hamilton Stephen CamilleriBeSmart Online
Inkunu Għaqlin Online: Għall-Istudenti tas-Sitt SenaDunstan Hamilton Stephen CamilleriBeSmart Online
L-Arloġġ tal-PassatJennifer SpagnolFaraxa Publications
Il-Pittura Maġika 2Jennifer SpagnolFaraxa Publications
Il-Misteru tal-Ġħoġol tad-DehebRuth FrendoPro Motion Limited

 

Original works: books for adoloscents (ages 13-16)

Titlu tal-ktieb // Title of Book Awtur/Editur // Author/EditorPubblikatur // Publisher
JarmukStephen LughermoHorizons Publications
Il-Ħares tal-FortizzaTony C. CutajarFaraxa Publications
Is-Sigriet ta’ Lulu’Claudia CiniFaraxa Publications
AspartaAnita BusuttilKlabb Kotba Maltin
F’Xatt id-DestinIvan De BattistaBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
It-Tfajla tat-TempjuMonica GattBook Distributors (BDL) Ltd.
Ħallihom Jgħidu l-KbarRene A. CiliaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Far from HomeKirsten SpiteriFaraxa Publishers

 

Books translated into Maltese (ages 0-7)

Titlu tal-ktieb // Title of bookAwtur/Editur // Author/EditorPubblikatur // Publisher
Nitgħallem Nikkonċentra 1Claudine SlaterMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Brr, X’bard!Rachel PortelliMerlin Publishers Ltd.
KukkużejtRachel PortelliMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Jien Ma Nibża’ Minn Xejn!Rachel PortelliMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Id-Dragun il-MitluqDaniela DemicoliAVC Publishers Malta
In-NaġġarDaniela DemicoliAVC Publishers Malta
Fusetta u s-Sigrieti MaġiċiClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Xmun ir-Rakun Għandu Dar ĠdidaClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Bertu Ma Jibża’ Minn XejnClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Babu’: il-Ħuta BuffuClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Lupu Lupettu Jdur id-DinjaClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Lupu Lupettu Ma Jridx Jaqsam mal-OħrajnClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Dejjem Jgħid Le, LupettinClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Lupettin Jieħu BanjuClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Se jkollna Robot? Le Grazzi!Loranne VellaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Lisa u l-KejkovoruLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Kosmos Express: Il-Pjaneta ProjbitaLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Kif l-Iljunfant Ġietu t-TrombaDaniela DemicoliAVC Publishers Malta
Il-Qattus BeżżiegħDaniela DemicoliAVC Publishers Malta
L-Assistent tas-SaħħarMandy TaboneAVC Publishers Malta
Meta nħossni FerħanCharles CashaAVC Publishers Malta
Meta Nkun MaħbubCharles CashaAVC Publishers Malta
Meta Nkun ImnikketCharles CashaAVC Publishers Malta
Meta Nkun ĦaninCharles CashaAVC Publishers Malta
Meta Nkun Imbeżża’Charles CashaAVC Publishers Malta
Meta NirrabjaCharles CashaAVC Publishers Malta
Meta NgħirCharles CashaAVC Publishers Malta
Meta Nħossni WaħdiCharles CashaAVC Publishers Malta
Magni taż-ŻmienClaudia GauciMerlin Publishers Ltd.

 

Books translated into Maltese (ages 8-12)

Titlu tal-ktieb // Title of Book Awtur/Editur // Author/EditorPubblikatur // Publisher
Il-Ktieb tal-ĦlejjaqMandy TaboneAVC Publishers Ltd.
Nitgħallem Nikkonċentra 2Claudine SlaterMerlin Publishers Ltd.
It-tifel Dragun: il-Ktieb il-Kbir tal-LejlLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
L-Istilistini: l-Ewwel Sfilata ta’ KateLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Sara Ballerina: L-Ewwel Passi fuq il-PalkLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
L-Investigazzjoni ta’ Arkimeda Lapsi: Misteru fil-Kamp tal-IndjaniLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Monumenti Misterjużi: l-Enigma tal-KavalierLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
It-Tfal tal-LabirintLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers Ltd.
Il-Kulleġġ għall-Prinċipijiet PerfettiNoel TantiMerlin Publishers Ltd.