The NBC Film Adaptation Fund 2019 – Call for Applications

  The National Book Council is launching the first call for applications for the NBC Film Adaptation Fund, intended to further promote Maltese literary works by supporting the production of a feature-film adaptation of a National Book Prize winning or shortlisted novel. The fund seeks to address all stages of...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Keith Attard

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Keith Attard. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar l-importanza ta’ dizzjunarji li jkopru reġistru partikulari (f’dal-każ ir-reġistru tal-logħba tal-ballun), is-sorsi varji li ġab l-informazzjoni minnhom, jekk ‘Ballun Pinġut’ laħaqx l-għan tiegħu li jsir għodda għax-xandara sportivi, kif ukoll dwar studju lingwistiku ieħor li jqabbel...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Michael Cini

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Michael Cini. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar l-element storiku fir-rumanzi tiegħu, post ir-rumanz storiku fil-Letteratura Maltija u r-relevanza tiegħu llum, il-fil patrijottiku fil-kitba tiegħu u l-patrijottiżmu fil-kuntest kurrenti, u kif jirrelataw flimkien ir-rumanzi tiegħu b’kuxjenza nazzjonali għal dawk b’kuxjenza aktar intima u personali, fost...

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National Book Prize and Terramaxka 2019 – the shortlist

  The National Book Council is hereby announcing the shortlist of books, published in 2018, contending for the 2019 National Book Prize. The adjudication process launched in April with the publication of the longlist. On 15 July, the Adjudication Board presented the shortlist at the NBC offices, including a statement...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Lorraine Galea

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Lorraine Galea. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar it-temi soċjali li jixirfu u jispirawha, l-element awtobijografiku fit-tfassil tar-rumanzi tal-kittieba u l-aspett volontarju fil-ħajja tagħha u kif dan jimxi id f’id mal-kitba, fost oħrajn. Isma’ l-intervista sħiħa hawnhekk. Lorraine Galea hija l-awtriċi ta’ 4 rumanzi għall-adulti...

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The 19th PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the nineteenth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being distributed to authors, illustrators and photographers whose books were borrowed from Public Libraries in Malta and Gozo in the period covering the 1st of April, 2019 till the 30th June, 2019.  The...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Paul P. Borg (it-tieni parti)

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara kompliet titkellem ma’ Paul P. Borg f’din it-tieni parti tal-intervista mill-ġimgħa l-oħra. Komplejna bl-intervista nitkellmu dwar ix-xogħol etnografiku tal-mistieden, dwar persuni li ltaqa’ magħhom huwa u jiddokumentahom, dak li tgħallem mingħand Maltin xjuħ li ż-żmien nesa, u r-riflessjonijiet tiegħu dwar in-natura tal-bhejjem u dik...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Paul P. Borg (l-ewwel parti)

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Paul P. Borg. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-kitbiet tiegħu relatati mal-ambjent, iċ-ċentralità tad-destin bħala karattru ieħor fir-rumanzi u n-novelli tiegħu, it-turment tal-ħsieb bħala qagħda essenzjali fil-karattri, u dwar il-mistoqsijiet ewlenin li ffurmawlu l-qafas għal-letteratura tiegħu tul is-snin, fost oħrajn. Segwi din l-ewwel parti...

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