The Art of Protest at the 2020 Campus Book Festival

Drawing on the recent contributions from local artists and writers, the 2020 Campus Book Festival is dedicating an evening to literature and music of protest. The National Book Council has invited a number of established and emerging literary writers and musical practitioners to participate in a roundtable discussion starting at...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Omar Seguna

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Omar Seguna. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar l-element politiku fil-poeżiji tiegħu, l-irwol tal-poeżija fil-politika, u dwar il-linja editorjali tal-gazzetta li jikteb fiha fl-aħħar xhur ta’ taqlib politiku. Isma’ l-intervista sħiħa hawnhekk. Omar Seguna studja l-Università ta’ Malta fejn kiseb Baċellerat fl-Edukazzjoni, it-Teknoloġija u l-Istudji Umani...

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The National Book Council announces revamped Malta Book Fund

While thanking the Arts Council Malta for its valuable contribution towards the visibility of Maltese writing over the past years with the Cultural Export Fund Translation Grant, the National Book Council (NBC) is be pleased announce that it will be taking over the administration of the Grant as part of...

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T.S. Eliot Prize winner Mark Doty among the international guests at the 2020 Campus Book Festival

The 2020 Campus Book Festival will be benefitting from a greater international presence over previous years. The Festival will be hosting three international guest writers and researchers from various disciplines, in collaboration with the UOM departments of Translation, Terminology and Interpreting Studies; English; and Philosophy. The public will have the...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Toni Sant

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Toni Sant. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar l-arkivjar diġitali tal-materjal, in-natura tal-eżistenza tal-prodott artistiku, il-katalgu ta’ mużika Maltija M3P, l-arti bħala parti minn arkivju, meta jew jekk għandux jinqered materjal artistiku arkivjat, Charles Clews u l-ktieb Parallel Existences rebbieħ tal-Premju Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb għall-Aħjar Produzzjoni ta’ Ktieb...

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New appointments at the National Book Council

The National Book Council would like to announce two new appointments within its ranks. Simona Cassano is being entrusted with the role of Executive Director and Matthew Borg will take on the role of Senior Manager. Simona joined the NBC in 2017, at a time when the Council was building...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Christian Colombo

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Chtistian Colombo. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-ġeneru tar-rumanz tal-idea li taħtu jaqa’ l-ktieb tiegħu L-istorja ta’ Malta f’ta’ Maria, l-ideat prinċipali li jimmotivaw dal-ktieb, l-isfond politiku tan-narrattiva, il-mezz letterarju bħala għodda għal ideat politiċi, id-defiċit ta’ maturità politika ta’ Malta u kif jidher fil-karattri...

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Alfred Sant: Recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Alfred Sant is the winner of the 2019 National Book Prize Lifetime Achievement Award, a prestigious recognition celebrating a lifetime of contributions to literature and the book culture in Malta. The Award was bestowed upon Sant for the role he played in enriching Maltese literature and society. It relates...

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Annual Writers and Publishers Consultation Meeting

The National Book Council  is holding its annual Writers and Publishers Consultation Meeting at 10:00 am on Saturday 15 February at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Bellavanti Hall. The meeting is of special interest to all authors and publishers, and provides an opportunity to share thoughts and information on the following agenda items: ...

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Clarification regarding the 2019 National Book Prize

In view of the controversy surrounding the results of this year’s National Book Prize (NBP), the National Book Council would like to provide clarifications on a number of questions that have been raised during the intense public discussion of the past few days. The National Book Council confirms that according...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Simone Inguanez

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’ Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Simone Inguanez. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar il-vuċi tal-poeta u kif tmexxi lill-qarrej, in-nuqqas ta’ skema fil-mużikalità tax-xogħlijiet tagħha b’kuntrast mal-iskematiċità formali, sehem l-immaġni fit-tifsil ta’ poeżija u l-influwenza tagħha fuq l-emozzjonijiet espressi, ir-relazzjoni bejn il-‘mara’ u t-‘tifla’ f’waħda mill-ġabriet poetiċi, u oħrajn....

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