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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 value of the proposed publication and the need for financing due to the specialised and noncommercial nature of the project. In other words, the Fund aims to support culturally important projects that need funding if they are to be realised.

The adjudication board consisted of three judges – Dr. Norbert Bugeja, Aleks Farrugia and Prof. Clare Vassallo. The judges’ report with recommendations for those who failed to get funding will be sent to all applicants in the following days. It is important to note that failure to qualify does not bar the applicant from applying again following the next call for applications with the same or a different project.

Following the selection process and the publication of the results, the NBC will be contacting the winning applicants for the signing of contracts, transfer of funds and the setting of time-frames and deadlines.

The following are the winning entries, all of which are for publication grants.

 

Type of grant: Publication grant

Project title: Framed. A collection of poetry by Maria Grech Ganado

Applicant: Maria Grech Ganado

Grant: € 3645.36

 

Type of grant: Publication grant

Project title: Translation from Russian into English of the book A short topographical, historical, and political descritption of the island of Malta and the Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem written by Gregory Krayevsky in two parts in St. Petersburgh, by the Imperial Academy of Sciences, in the year 1800

Applicant: Joseph Schirò

Grant: € 5000.00

 

Type of grant: Publication grant

Project title: Mibdul

Applicant: Chris Gruppetta

Grant: € 5000.00

 

Type of grant: Publication grant

Project title: The Maltese Cinderella and the women’s storytelling tradition

Applicant: Veronica Veen

Grant: € 5000.00

 

Type of grant: Publication grant

Project title: Building the frontier. Architecture in Malta between the 16th and the 17th century.

Applicant: Armando Antista

Grant: € 5,000

 

Type of grant: Publication grant

Project title: The Role and Symbolism of Flowers in Maltese Art

Applicant: Joanne Micallef

Grant: € 4,000

 

Type of grant: Publication grant

Project title: Siltiet mill-Metamorfosi – traduzzjoni ta’ siltiet minn Ovid.

Applicant: Michael Zammit

Grant: € 4000.00

 

Type of grant: Publication grant

Project title: L-Analetti ta’ Konfuċju – tradott miċ-Ċiniż għall-Malti minn Mark L Farrugia.

Applicant: Joseph Borg

Grant: € 4000.00

 

Type of grant: Publication grant

Project title: Giuseppe Brincat: A Gozitan Wine Merchant

Applicant: Michael Refalo

Grant: € 4000.00

 

The NBC thanks the members of the adjudication board, mentioned above, as well as all the authors, publishers and editors who submitted their work for funding.