The 22nd PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the twenty-second 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 January 2020 till the 31st March 2020.  The...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Lou Drofenik

Fil-programm ta’ dil-ġimgħa mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Lou Drofenik. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar l-esperjenza tal-emigrazzjoni fil-ħajja attwali u fil-kitba tagħha, dwar ir-riċerka akkademika tal-awtriċi dwar emigranti nisa, l-irwol tan-nostalġija minkejja esperjenza emigratorja li rnexxiet, u dwar l-involviment tal-kittieba f’movimenti għad-drittijiet tan-nisa fl-Awstralja, fost oħrajn. Isma’ l-intervista sħiħa hawnhekk. Lou Drofenik...

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2020 World Book and Copyright Day

On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day and Libraries Day 2020, the National Book Council teamed up with Lovinmalta as part of the wider promotion of Maltese books and reading. Jon Mallia and Rachelle Deguara are the protagonists of a jaunty and brazen video interview on the benefits...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: John Baldacchino

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ John Baldacchino. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar uħud mid-diversi kotba li kiteb, fosthom l-aktar riċenti Sejjieħ il-Ħsieb: Limitu u Ħelsien. Iddiskutejna wkoll dwar ir-relazzjoni tal-arti viżiva mat-tagħlim, dwar il-kunċett tal-‘unlearning’, iċ-ċentralità tal-arti fil-politika, u anki l-estetika ġeopolitika tal-Mediterran. Missejna wkoll is-suġġetti li huma trattati fl-artikli li...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Ramona Depares

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Ramona Depares. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar l-ewwel ktieb tagħha Beltin, li huwa ġabra ta’ anedotti dwar it-tfulija tagħha fil-Belt. Staqsejnieha dwar kif dil-komunità pinġietha fil-ktieb, il-mixja narrattiva mal-umanità tal-karattri u l-element poeprożajku tal-kitba, fost affarijiet oħra. Isma’ l-intervista sħiħa hawnhekk. L-aqwa ħaġa li Ramona Depares tgħallmet...

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Revamped Malta Book Fund is now open for applications

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that the call for applications for the new and revamped Malta Book Fund is now open. The Fund, developed to foster cultural growth in the local book market, is this year being increased in scope and value to a total of €105,000 encompassing two distinct categories funding...

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Taħt il-Qoxra: Kristina Borg

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Kristina Borg. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar il-proġett interdixxiplinarju tagħha li ssarraf ukoll fil-ktieb Imkejjen u Rkejjen (Ede Books). Ma staqsejnihiex biss dwar l-għan letterarju tal-ktieb, iżda anki dwar il-kummentarju psikoġeografiku tax-xogħol, jiġifieri kif l-ambjent ġeografiku jaffettwa l-emozzjonijiet u l-imġiba tan-nies. Mal-artista tkellimna wkoll dwar il-proġett...

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