The National Book Prize ceremony is cancelled

The National Book Council regrets to announce that the 2019 National Book Prize Ceremony planned for 9 December cannot be held under the heavy shadow of the Office of the Prime Minister having been implicated in the investigation for the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Whilst this does not constitute...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Maryanne Fenech

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Maryanne Fenech. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar il-letteratura fantaxjenfitika għaż-żgħażagħ: l-element realistiku, l-influwenza tal-anime fuq l-awtriċi, il-letterarjetà tal-ġeneru u l-awturi tal-fantaxjenza u kif iħarsu lejn il-ġeneru, fost oħrajn. Dan kollu fl-isfond tar-rumanz tagħha Fables from Miragasia: The Upbringing. Isma’ l-intervista sħiħa hawnhekk. Maryanne Fenech bdiet...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Lawrence Gatt

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Lawrence Gatt. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-kitba tal-letteratura f’qafas usa’ ta’ attività politika, in-novelli tal-awtur bħala rappreżentazzjoni u l-preservazzjoni tal-karattru Malti, is-sors tad-drama fil-kitbiet tiegħu, l-istil realistiku u r-relazzjoni tiegħu ma’ Ġużè Chetcuti, fost l-oħrajn. Isma’ l-intervista sħiħa hawnhekk. Lawrence Gatt ġie elett...

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National Book Prize 2019 – Date Announcement

The National Book Prize (NBP) is the highest literary prize awarded to authors, publishers and illustrators for works published locally during the preceding year. The National Book Prize 2019 awards ceremony, for books published in 2018, will be held on Monday 9 December at Auberge de Castille under the patronage...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Clare Vassallo

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’ Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Prof. Clare Vassallo. Mal-mistiedna ddiskutejna l-prattika tat-traduzzjoni letterarja u l-kunsiderazzjonijiet li jrid iżomm f’moħħu traduttur tal-letteratura, kemm għandu jitbiegħed mit-test oriġinali jew jekk jeżistix dan il-limitu, dwar il-kitba bl-Ingliż tal-Letteratura Maltija, u dwar testi Maltin li għall-mistiedna ma jistgħux jinqalbu, fost...

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NBC Film Adaptation Fund 2019: Results

Yesterday evening the National Book Council announced the results of its 2019 Film Adaptation Fund following the premieres of Ġulina (Peter Sant), and Storja ta’ Storja (Charlie Cauchi, Martin Bonnici) at the Malta Book Festival. The fund, launched in July 2019, is intended to further promote Maltese literary works by...

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Doreen Micallef National Poetry Contest 2019: Results

The award-giving ceremony of the 2019 Doreen Micallef National Poetry Contest was celebrated on Friday 8 November at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, during the Malta Book Festival 2019. The first edition of the Contest for poetry in the Maltese language was launched in June, earlier this year. Prof. Charles Briffa,...

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The Malta Book Festival opens tomorrow!

The Malta Book Festival has now established itself as the most prestigious event in Malta revolving around books. It will open its doors to the public tomorrow, Wednesday 6 November, and will be on until Sunday 10 November. This evening, during the Book Festival opening ceremony, the 2019 Terramaxka Prize...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Il-Festival Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Simona Cassano, Matthew Borg u Andrew Ricca, it-tim li pprepara l-Festival Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb. Mal-mistiedna tkellmet dwar il-ħsieb wara l-Festival Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb, l-importanza tat-tfal u l-familji fit-tfassil tal-programm tal-attivitajiet, il-mistiedna internazzjonali, l-attivitajiet imtellgħin mill-Kunsill f’ħidma mal-eżebituri u msieħba oħra, u l-bqija tal-programm tal-attivitajiet...

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