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Taħt il-Qoxra: Ronald Bugeja

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Ronald Bugeja. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-ġeneri varji li kkontribwixxa fihom, sehem […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Kenneth Caruana

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Kenneth Caruana. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar it-tliet rumanzi thriller tiegħu, l-aktar dwar […]

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

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet mat-tim organizzattiv tal-Festival Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb 2020 – edizzjoni virtwali. Il-Festival Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb […]

The 23rd PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the twenty third PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Denis Darmanin u George Cassar

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Denis Darmanin u George Cassar. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar il-ktieb tagħhom Buttons Parade, […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Joseph Paul Cassar

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Joseph Paul Cassar. Mal-mistieden tkellimna l-aktar dwar l-arti moderna f’Malta, f’relazzjoni […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar iż-żewġ kotba tiegħu The Unreality […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Keith Sciberras

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Keith Sciberras. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar l-interess tal-awtur fl-arti Barokka f’Malta fis-Seklu […]

National Book Prize and Terramaxka 2020 – the longlist

The National Book Council is publishing the list of eligible titles that have been submitted to the National [...]

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 […]

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 […]

2020 World Book and Copyright Day

On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day and Libraries Day 2020, the National Book Council teamed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Ivan Said

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Ivan Said. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Mikiel Anton Vassalli – […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Jesmond Sharples

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Jesmond Sharples. Mal-mistiedna tħadditna dwar il-poeżija tiegħu li tinsab fiż-żewġ ġabriet Il-qtar […]

Buy Maltese books online

These are extraordinary times and many of us are spending most of our time indoors. Even though you [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Steve Borg

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’ Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Steve Borg. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar iż-żewġ volumi tiegħu ta’ […]

Stay at Home, Read a Book

The ongoing pandemic has disrupted everyday life and is keeping people at their home. The National Book Council […]

The 2020 Campus Book Festival is postponed

After much consideration, it is with disappointment but with a sense of public spirit that we must announce […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Mario Cardona

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Mario Cardona. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar it-temi varji li itfaċċaw fil-ġabra ta’ […]

National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize – applications are open

Applications for the 2020 edition of National Book Prize and for the Terramaxka Prize – the National Book Prize [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Marie Briguglio u Steve Bonello

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Marie Briguglio u Steve Bonello. Mal-mistednin tkellimna primarjament dwar il-ktieb No Man’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Annual Report for 2019

The National Book Council (NBC) is pleased to present its comprehensive Annual Report for the year 2019. Over [...]

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 […]

Campus Book Festival 2020: Programme of events

The National Book Council is pleased to release the programme of cultural events for the Campus Book Festival 2020. [...]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Award-giving Ceremony for the National Book Prize 2019

The award-giving ceremony of the 2019 edition of the National Book Prize was held this evening at San [...]

Winners of the National Book Prize announced tomorrow

The winners of the National Book Prize 2019, for books published in 2018, will be announced tomorrow, 30 […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Richard Attard

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Richard Attard. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar l-ispunti storiċi fir-rumanzi tiegħu, il-figura ta’ […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Josette Attard (it-tieni parti)

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara kompliet titkellem ma’ Josette Attard. Din id-darba ħarisna lejn ix-xogħol akkademiku tagħha, b’enfasi […]

The 21st PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the 21st PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

The Campus Book Festival 2020 – date announcement and special guests

The National Book Council is announcing the dates and the special guests for this year’s Campus Book Festival. […]

UPDATE: National Book Prize 2019 – Date Announcement

Further to the cancellation of the ceremony last November 2019, the National Book Council is pleased to announce […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Raymond C. Grech

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Raymond C. Grech. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar l-intertestwalità bibblika fiż-żewġ ġabriet tiegħu […]

The Literary Contest of Novels for Youth 2020: applications are open

The Literary Contest of Novels for Youth is an annual contest organised by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the National […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Josette Attard (l-ewwel parti)

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Josette Attard. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar ix-xogħol artistiku tagħha, jiġifieri l-ħajku u […]

ISBNs and ISMNs free of charge as of 1 January 2020

The National Book Council would like to announce that ISBNs and ISMNs will be free of charge as […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Robert Thake

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Robert Thake. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-kollezzjoniżmu tal-Melitensja, dwar żminijiet partikulari fl-istorja […]

NBC’s Christmas Gift: aphorism by Manwel Dimech

Like every year, the National Book Council prepared a small gift for everyone on Christmas day. This year [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Joe Pace

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Dr. Joe Pace. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar elementi li huma […]

The NBC donates books to Malta Libraries

The National Book Council has donated a substantial amount of books to Malta Libraries. The donation includes books […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Andrew Debono Cauchi

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Andrew Debono Cauchi. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-poeżija, b’referenza għall-ewwel […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Alex Mizzi

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Alex Mizzi. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-passjoni għall-kitba wara snin ta’ waqfien, […]

The NBC donates Terramaxka titles to the UNHCR Malta

The National Book Council (NBC) has donated a considerable amount of Terramaxka shortlisted titles to the UNHCR in [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Charles Casha

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Charles Casha. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-letteratura għat-tfal u l-karattru ta’ […]

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 […]

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, […]

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’ […]

National Book Prize 2019 – Date Announcement

The National Book Prize (NBP) is the highest literary prize awarded to authors, publishers and illustrators for works […]

The Malta Book Festival 2019 comes to an end

   

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 […]

NBC Film Adaptation Fund 2019: Results

Yesterday evening the National Book Council announced the results of its 2019 Film Adaptation Fund following the premieres […]

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 Malta Book Festival opened tonight: Terramaxka Prize 2019

The Malta Book Festival had its official opening today at 7 pm with the awards ceremony for the [...]

The Malta Book Festival opens tomorrow!

The Malta Book Festival has now established itself as the most prestigious event in Malta revolving around books. […]

The NBC visits the World Book Capital 2019: Sharjah

The National Book Council has visited the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF19), and as it happens this year [...]

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 […]

All you need to know about the Malta Book Festival 2019

The Malta Book Festival has now established itself as one of the biggest cultural events revolving around books […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Walid Nabhan

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Walid Nabhan. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-letteratura bħala mezz biex awtur isir […]

The 20th PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the twentieth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Aleks Farrugia

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Aleks Farrugia. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar it-tendenzi soċjali fir-rumanz Grasshopper, għaliex l-awtur […]

Literary Speed Dating at the Malta Book Festival 2019

With the participation of guest authors, publishers, and those working in the field of books and writing, the [...]

The main local guests at the Malta Book Festival 2019: Loranne Vella and Dr. Lillian Sciberras

Under the direction of the National Book Council, the Malta Book Festival continues to provide a unique and […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Mark Camilleri

F’dan l-epiosodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Mark Camilleri. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar ir-rumanz polizjesk u l-karatteristiċi tiegħu, […]

‘Strange New Worlds’ – the opening conference of the 2019 Malta Book Festival

The 2019 Malta Book Festival, the foremost book celebration of the year, opens for the public on Wednesday [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Dr Maria Brown

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Dr. Maria Brown. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar l-edukazzjoni tal-adulti u l-iżvilupp […]

Reading, children and the Malta Book Festival 2019

The Malta Book Festival 2019, the most prominent and prestigious book celebration of the year, will take place […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Alfred Buttigieg

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Alfred Buttigieg. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar it-tematiċi differenti f’xogħlu, l-avangardiżmu ta’ […]

The exhibitors – Malta Book Festival 2019

The two exhibition halls at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta – La Sacra Infermeria (ground floor) and [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Luke, Peter, Ivan u Greta…il-komik

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet mat-tim li pproduċa l-komik Taħt u l-għaqda mhux governattiva Graphic Novel […]

The programme of events for the Malta Book Festival 2019 is out

The programme of events for the Malta Book Festival is out (mobile version here). The National Book Council is pleased [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Salv Sammut

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Salv Sammut. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-portafoll vast tal-kittieb, in-natura lingwistika […]

The NBC establishes the first National Writers’ Congress

On the 14th of September the National Book Council (NBC) organised the first National Writers’ Congress to take […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Prof. Paul Bartolo (it-tieni parti)

F’dit-tieni parti tal-intervista, Rachelle Deguara kompliet titkellem ma’ Prof. Paul Bartolo. Wara li fl-ewwel parti tkellimna dwar il-kitbiet […]

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is the special guest of the 2019 Malta Book Festival

The National Book Council is pleased to present Judge Rosemarie Aquilina as the special guest of the 2019 […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Prof. Paul Bartolo (l-ewwel parti)

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Prof. Paul Bartolo. F’din l-ewwel parti tal-intervista tkellima mal-mistieden […]

Surprises and new trends: the shortlist of 2019 National Book Prize

The adjudication board of the 2019 National Book Prize has been hard at work this summer to select […]

‘Il-Kotba Jieħdu l-Ħajja’ (Books Come to Life) at the Malta Book Festival 2019

The popular comedy duo Danusan and the National Book Council have teamed up once again to present a […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Joe Debattista

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Joe Debattista. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar l-istorja tal-librerija ċentrali u […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Elizabeth Grech

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Elizabeth Grech. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar l-ewwel ġabra ta’ poeżiji tagħha, Bejn […]

Books donated to the San Blas Therapeutic Community (Caritas Malta)

The National Book Council (NBC) has  donated a significant number of books to the Therapeutic Community of San […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Tyrone Grima

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Tyrone Grima. Mal-kittieb tkellimna dwar it-temi soċjali li jixirfu […]

The NBC presents the Draft Writers’ Bill of Economic Rights

Following extensive consultation meetings which the National Book Council (NBC) held with local authors earlier this year, the […]

‘The Book Industry in Malta’: an article by Pawlu Mizzi for the first Malta International Book Fair

As the Management of the National Book Council remembers Pawlu Mizzi, whose life's work opened up a new [...]

Il-KNK jesprimi s-sogħba tiegħu għall-mewt ta’ Pawlu Mizzi

Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb jixtieq jesprimi s-sogħba tiegħu għall-mewt ta’ Paul Mizzi, li ħalliena llum, il-5 t’Awwissu 2019. Mizzi, […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Alfred Degabriele

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Alfred Degabriele. Mal-mistieden tkellimna primarjament dwar il-Moviment Qawmien Letterarju […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 19th PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the nineteenth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

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. […]

The Malta Book Festival 2019

The National Book Council (NBC) is pleased to announce the 2019 Malta Book Festival, the country's foremost annual [...]

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, […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Charmaine V. Galea

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Charmaine V. Galea. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar il-ġeneru taċ-chick lit […]

The National Book Council launches the first edition of the Doreen Micallef National Poetry Contest

The Executive Chairman of the National Book Council Mark Camilleri, in the presence of the Minister for Education […]

Malta Literary Short-Film Contest winning film gets multilingual subtitles

The National Book Council would like to congratulate the University of Malta Masters students who have participated in [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Marlene Saliba

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Marlene Saliba. Mal-poeta tkellimna fost l-oħrajn dwar kif bdiet […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Helen Borg

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Helen Borg. Ma’ Helen tkellimna dwar temi varji li wieħed […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Frans A. Attard

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Frans A. Attard. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar ix-xogħlijiet varji tiegħu, fosthom […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Therese Pace

F’dan l-episodju minn Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Therese Pace dwar il-poeżija tagħha tul is-snin. Ara x’kellha xi […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Ġorġ Borg

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Ġorġ Borg. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar xbihat ewlenin fil-poeżija ta’ Ġorġ […]

Alex Vella Gera’s ‘Trojan’ presented at the Buenos Aires International Book Fair

The Spanish edition of Alex Vella Gera’s award-winning Trojan, translated from the Maltese by Antoine Cassar, has been [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Kevin Saliba

F’dan l-episodju minn Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Kevin Saliba. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar l-irwol tat-traduzzjoni fil-passat u issa, […]

The NBC participates again at the ADIBF

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) has become a calendar event for the National Book Council (NBC), [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: David Aloisio

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ David Aloisio. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-kanoni fil-letteratura Maltija, it-tradizzjoni kritika […]

The 18th PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the eighteenth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

Malta Book Festival 2019 // Application Form is Out

Applications for exhibitors wishing to participate in the upcoming edition of the Malta Book Festival 2019 are open. […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Dr. Valerie Visanich

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Dr. Valerie Visanich dwar ir-riċerka soċjoloġika tagħha. Il-mistiedna tkellmet […]

National Book Prize and Terramaxka 2019 – the longlist

Submissions for the National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize 2019 for books published in 2018 have been examined [...]

Book Donation to Malta Libraries as part of the celebrations for World Book Day and Libraries Day 2019

On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day and Libraries Day 2019, and the National Book Council [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Simone Spiteri

F’dan l-episodju minn Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Simone Spiteri. Il-mistiedna tkellmet dwar l-aktar xogħol riċenti tagħha, id-dramm Repubblika […]

NBC Audio-visual contests 2019 – Results are out

The National Book Council is pleased to announce the winning projects of the 2019 Malta Literary Short Film [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Stephanie Sant u Teodor Reljić

F’dan l-episodju minn Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Stephanie Sant u Teodor Reljić dwar il-ħidma tagħhom fil-film […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Dr. Marceline Naudi

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Dr. Marceline Naudi dwar il-vjolenza kontra n-nisa f’Malta u dwar […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Prof. Carmen Sammut

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Xi Qrajt dan l-Aħħar, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Prof. Carmen Sammut dwar il-kitbiet tagħha li jikkonċernaw […]

The winner of the Literary Contest of Novels for Youth 2018 was announced today

The winner of the Literary Contest of Novels for Youth 2018 is Mark Calleja with the manuscript Karma […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Prof. Arnold Cassola

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet mal-Professur Arnold Cassola. Ma’ Cassola tkellimna dwar il-karriera politika tiegħu, it-temi […]

The results of the Malta Book Fund 2018–19 are out

The National Book Council is glad to announce that the adjudication board of the Malta Book Fund 2018–19 […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Mark Psaila u Ryan Grech

F’dan il-programm mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Mark Psaila u Ryan Grech dwar il-kors Taħżiż li ħadu […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Bernice Magro u Matthew Borg

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Bernice Magro u Matthew Borg dwar il-Festival tal-Ktieb fuq il-Kampus, […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Sean u Glen Chircop

F’dan l-episodju minn Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Sean u Glen Chircop dwar id-djalett Żejtuni, l-arti, il-kultura u […]

National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize 2019 – applications are open

Applications for the 2019 edition of National Book Prize and for the Terramaxka Prize – the National Book Prize […]

The NBC’s international work: Maltese writers in Egypt

February was a busy month for the National Book Council, as it travelled twice to Cairo for the [...]

Maltese Literature Nights featuring Lou Drofenik and Loranne Vella

In collaboration with Librebook – Bruxelles, the National Book Council is pleased to announce the presence of two […]

The National Book Council at the London Book Fair 2019

We are happy to announce that the National Book Council will be representing Malta and Maltese authors at [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Prof. Carmen Depasquale

F’dan l-episodju minn Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Prof. Carmen Depasuale dwar il-ħidma tagħha b’risq il-kuntatt kulturali bejn […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Dr. Joan Abela

F’dan l-episodju minn ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Dr. Joan Abela. Fl-intervista se tisma’ dwar il-konservazzjoni tal-kotba […]

All about books: literary events at the Campus Book Fest 2019

The Campus Book Festival, organised by the National Book Council in collaboration with Għaqda tal-Malti – Università, is […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Jonathan Balzan

F’dan l-episodju minn Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Jonathan Balzan dwar il-poeżiji tiegħu miġbura fi tliet ġabriet tul […]

Campus Book Festival 2019: programme of events

The National Book Council is pleased to release the programme of cultural events for the Campus Book Festival [...]

National Book Council Audiovisual work 2019: the Malta Literary Short-Film Contest and the Call for Applications for the NBC Docudrama Series 2019

As part of the 2019 plan to keep producing audiovisual work to promote authors for commercial and public […]

The 17th PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the seventeenth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

Annual Report 2018

The National Book Council is happy to present its comprehensive Annual Report for 2018. The close of 2018 [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Ġorġ Peresso

F’dan l-episodju minn ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Ġorġ Peresso dwar il-kitbiet letterarji tiegħu u l-karriera fuq […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Josef Borg

F’dan l-episodju minn Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Josef Borg dwar il-poeżiji tiegħu li dehru fil-ġabriet Bejn Tnejn u Erba’ […]

Campus Book Festival 2019 – Preparations are underway

The National Book Council and Għaqda tal-Malti – Università are proud to present the sixth edition of the […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Carlston Grima

F’dan l-episodju minn Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Carlston Grima. Il-mistieden tkellem dwar Kaxxa Infernali, dizzjunarju ta’ termini […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Simon Bartolo

F’dan l-episodju minn Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Simon Bartolo dwar il-kotba li kiteb, fosthom it-triloġija Il-Fiddien ma’ Loranne […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Mark-Anthony Fenech

F’dan l-episodju minn ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Mark-Anthony Fenech dwar il-ktieb tiegħu It-Tawmaturgu: Ħmura ta’ Filgħaxija. B’dan l-ewwel rumanz […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Mark Camilleri

F’dan l-episodju minn ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Mark Camilleri. F’dan il-programm Camilleri jirrispondi lil Horatio Vella […]

NBC’s Christmas Gift: Dun Karm’s ‘Il-Jien u Lilhinn Minnu’

Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb jixtieq iwassal ir-rigal tiegħu għal dan il-Milied, u dis-sena ġie deċiż li jkun waħda mill-isbaħ [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Prof. Horatio Vella

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Prof. Horatio Vella dwar l-istudji klassiċi u l-arti tagħhom. […]

Book donation to Malta Libraries – 2018

Another substantial book donation from the National Book Council was presented last week to Maltese Public Libraries in [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Marco Cremona

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Marco Cremona, li għadu kif rebaħ il-Premju Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb […]

Lillian Sciberras: Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

‘As a librarian, and later on an academic in the field of library studies, Lillian lived and breathed [...]

Submissions are now open for the Malta Book Fund 2018

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that submissions for the Malta Book Fund 2018 scheme are [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Dr. Lillian Sciberras

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Dr. Lillian Sciberras, li għadha kif rebħet il-Premju tal-Kunsill […]

National Book Prize 2018 Award Ceremony

The award-giving ceremony of the 2018 edition of the National Book Prize was held at Auberge de Castille [...]

National Book Prize 2018 winners announced tomorrow

The winners of the National Book Prize 2018 for the various categories will be announced tomorrow, 30 November, [...]

The revised edition of the Maltese ISBN Manual is now available

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that the Maltese version of the seventh edition of  the […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Miriam Calleja

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Miriam Calleja dwar kif hi bħala persuna u poeta […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Prof. Carmel Borg

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet mal-Prof. Carmel Borg dwar il-ġustizzja soċjali fil-qasam edukattiv u l-edukazzjoni […]

National Book Prize 2018 – announcement

The National Book Prize is the highest literary prize assigned to authors, publishers and illustrators for work published […]

Mons. Amante Buontempo Poetry Contest 2018: Results

The award-giving ceremony of the Mons. Amante Buontempo National Poetry Contest was celebrated last Thursday 8 November at [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Sephora Francalanza u Kenneth Scicluna

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Sephora Francalanza u Kenneth Scicluna dwar il-pubblikazzjoni ‘Leħen il-Malti’ […]

The Malta Book Festival opened today: Terramaxka Prize 2018

The Malta Book Festival had its official opening today at 6:30 pm with the prize-giving ceremony for the [...]

The Malta Book Festival opens its doors tomorrow: save the date – 7-11 November 2018

The Malta Book Festival, the most prestigious event on the islands celebrating the book culture, kicks off on [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Il-Festival Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb (Matthew Borg u Elton Grech)

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Matthew Borg u Elton Grech dwar il-Festival Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb […]

The 16th PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the sixteenth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Kirsten Spiteri

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachel Deguara titkellem mas-Sur Kirsten Spiteri dwar il-kotba tal-fantaxjenza li kiteb, ‘The Wave’ […]

All you need to know about the Malta Book Festival 2018: events, guests, free shuttle service and more

The Malta Book Festival, the most prominent and prestigious book celebration of the year, will open its doors [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Matthew Schembri

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Matthew Schembri dwar ir-rumanz tiegħu ‘Stessi’, li rebaħ il-Konkors […]

‘Literature in the Diaspora’: the opening conference of the 2018 Malta Book Festival

The 2018 Malta Book Festival, the most prominent and prestigious book celebration of the year, opens for the [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Prof. Charles Briffa

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara titkellem mal-Professur Charles Briffa dwar is-sengħa tat-traduzzjoni f’Malta tul iż-żmien u […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Emanuel Psaila

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Emanuel Psaila dwar ir-riċerka tiegħu fuq Ġużè Ellul Mercer […]

The main local guests at the Malta Book Festival: Lou Drofenik and Victor Fenech

As with previous years, the Malta Book Festival will give the public a chance to meet renowned local [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: John A. Bonello

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ John A. Bonello dwar il-ktieb tiegħu ‘It-Taár’, li hu […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Andrei Vella Laurenti

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Andrei Vella Laurenti, li għal numru ta’ snin kien […]

Meet the exhibitors – Malta Book Festival 2018

The two exhibition halls at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta – La Sacra Infermeria (ground floor) and [...]

The programme of events for the Malta Book Festival 2018 is out

The programme of events for the Malta Book Festival is out (mobile version here). The Festival will take [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Dr. Frank Fabri

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Dr. Frank Fabri, Segretarju Permanenti tal-Ministeru tal-Edukazzjoni. Din id-darba […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Louis Briffa

F’dan l-episodju ta’ ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’, Rachelle Deguara titkellem mal-poeta Louis Briffa dwar il-poetika tiegħu, b’referenza għall-aħħar ġabra ta’ […]

New trends and surprises in the National Book Prize shortlist 2018

The 2018 shortlist for the National Book Prize bears evidence of changes in trends that are worth taking […]

‘Il-kotba jieħdu l-ħajja’ fil-Festival Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb 2018

  ‘Il-Kotba Jieħdu l-Ħajja’ hija attività li se tittella’ għall-ewwel darba waqt il-Festival Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb 2018 (Dar il-Mediterran, […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Carmel Scicluna

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Carmel Scicluna, ħassieb u poeta, li jistqarr li hu […]

Literary Contest – Novels for Youth: Deadline fast approaching

The National Book Council announces that the deadline for the submitting of applications for the Literary Contest – […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Nadia Mifsud

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Nadia Mifsud dwar ir-rowl tal-kittieba nisa fix-xena letterarja lokali. […]

National Book Prize and Terramaxka Shortlist 2018

  The National Book Council is hereby releasing the National Book Prize 2018 Shortlist for books published in […]

Taht il-Qoxra: Ġużè Stagno

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Ġużè Stagno dwar il-ġeneru tal-letteratura pop u r-rumanzi tiegħu. […]

National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize 2018

The National Book Council would like to notify the public that the adjudication board for the 2018 edition […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Claudia Gauci

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Claudia Gauci dwar ix-xogħlijiet riċenti tagħha – kemm fil-poeżija […]

National Book Festival 2018: events and authors

The opening conference of the Malta Book Festival has been a permanent feature of the Festival ever since […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Michael Zammit

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Michael Zammit dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Metamorfosi, traduzzjoni ta’ siltiet […]

The Literary Contest of Novels for Youth: Winners 2013-2017

  Set up in a bid to encourage literature written purposefully for youths and young adults, the Literary […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Edward Attard

F’dan l-epsidoju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Edward Attard dwar il-kotba u r-riċerka tiegħu fil-qasam tal-istorja […]

Literary Contest – Novels for Youth 2018

The National Book Council reminds the public that the deadline for submissions to “The Literary Contest – Novels […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Rita Saliba

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Rita Saliba dwar ix-xogħol letterarju tagħha fl-oqsma ta’ kitba […]

The 15th PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the fifteenth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

The Malta Book Festival 2018

The National Book Council is pleased to announce the upcoming Malta Book Festival 2018, the most prominent and [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Victor Fenech

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Victor Fenech dwar ix-xogħol letterarju tiegħu, kif ukoll il-ħidma […]

Open conference Breaking barriers – Contemporary use, models and allocation of ISBN across the world: list of speakers and agenda

The National Book Council of Malta is pleased to announce the list of speakers for the open conference Breaking […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Gioele Galea

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Gioele Galea dwar ix-xogħol liriku u poetiku tiegħu, kif […]

Statement by the executive chairman of the National Book Council on the EU Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market

The no vote passed by the European Parliament on the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive was […]

National Poetry Contest Amante Bountempo 2018

The National Book Council and Għaqda Poeti Maltin invite poets to participate in the 2018 edition of the […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Stephen Lughermo

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Stephen Lughermo dwar ir-rumanz tiegħu Jarmuk u l-implikazzjonijiet soċjali […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Joseph A. Pirotta

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Profs. Joseph A. Pirotta dwar ir-riċerka u l-kitba tiegħu […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Audrey Friggieri

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Audrey Friggieri dwar ir-rumanz tagħha Tangerine Glow (2017, Horizons) […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Glen Calleja

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Glen Calleja dwar il-kitba tiegħu, il-proċess kreattiv u l-implikazzjonijiet […]

Summer Book Festival in Gozo 2018: Programme of events

This is the cultural programme of events for the Summer Book Festival in Gozo 2018 (mobile version). Two [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Loreto J. Dalli

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Loreto J. Dalli dwar il-ktieb u l–riċerka tiegħu fil-qasam […]

NBC Literary Short Film Contest 2018

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that, following a lengthy evaluative process, the Adjudication Board for [...]

REMINDER: Call for papers for the academic conference on ISBN on 22 September 2018

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS EXTENDED TO 15 JUNE 2018 at 12 noon.   Conference title: Breaking barriers […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Carmel Cassar

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Profs. Carmel Cassar dwar il-ħidma tiegħu fil-qasam tal-istorja soċjali […]

Summer Book Festival in Gozo 2018

  The National Book Council is setting up the Summer Book Festival in Gozo for the second year […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Francis Ciappara

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Profs. Francis Ciappara dwar il-ktieb tiegħu The Social and […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Michael Refalo

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Dr. Michael Refalo dwar ix-xoghol u r-riċerka tiegħu fil-qasam […]

National Book Prize and Terramaxka 2018

  Submissions for the National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize 2018 for books published in 2017 have been […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Anthony Aquilina

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Athony Aquilina dwar il-ħidma letterarja tiegħu fil-qasam tat-traduzzjoni. Tista’ […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Joseph Charles Galdes

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Joseph Charles Galdes dwar ir-riċerka tiegħu fil-qasam tal-lingwistika fuq […]

The 14th PLR is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the fourteenth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

NBC Celebrates World Book and Copyright Day

On occasion of World Book and Copyright Day, the National Book Council has donated a large number of […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Dr Sandra Hili Vassallo

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Sandra Hili Vassallo dwar il-kitba għat-tfal u l-kwistjonijiet soċjali […]

Malta Book Festival 2018 // Application Form is Out

Applications for exhibitors wishing to participate in the upcoming edition of the Malta Book Festival 2018 are open. […]

Cospicua Book Festival for children

The Cospicua Book Festival for Children, a new collaborative project by the National Book Council and the Cospicua […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Joseph A. Xerri (it-tieni parti)

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkompli t-taħdita tagħha ma’ Joseph A. Xerri dwar l-istorja tal-edukazzjoni. Tista’ […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Joseph A. Xerri

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Joseph A. Xerri dwar ir-riċerka tiegħu fl-istudju tal-istorja tal-edukazzjoni […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Maria Grech Ganado

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Maria Grech Ganado dwar il-poeżija u l-ħdima tagħha fix-xena […]

Book Festival on Campus opens this Wednesday

The Book Festival on Campus kicks off this Wednesday at 9:00 am at the University quadrangle. It will […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Achille Mizzi

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Achille Mizzi dwar il-poeżija u l-ħdima tiegħu fil-qasam tal-kultura, […]

National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize – Applications

Applications for the National Book Prize 2018 are open. Applications are also open for Terramaxka – The National […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Sephora Francalanza u John Grech

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Sephora Francalanza, il-president tal-Għaqda tal-Malti-Università, u John Grech, il-maniġer […]

London Book Fair 2018

The National Book Council will be taking part in the London Book Fair 2018, a yearly 3-day event […]

Fuzzhoneys and Crytpic Street at the Campus Book Festival 2018

Girl bands Fuzzhoneys and Cryptic Street will be closing off the Campus Book Festival on Friday 23 March the […]

Celebrating Frankenstein at the Campus Book Festival 2018

As 2018 celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the National Book Council is organising the screening […]

Art meets text in Dik il-Qtajra at the Campus Book Festival 2018

Artist Gabriel Buttigieg takes cue from his father Alfred’s controversial book Dik il-Qtajra (The Droplet) and uses it […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Sur Trevor Żahra

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Trevor Żahra dwar il-kotba u l-karriera tiegħu bħala wieħed […]

Jasmin B. Frelih at the Campus Book Festival

Award-winning Slovenian writer Jasmin B. Frelih is the special guest of this year’s Campus Book Festival, which will […]

Annual Report 2017

The National Book Council is publishing its comprehensive Annual Report for 2017, a most significant year for the […]

Inizjamed’s Open Mic at the Campus Book Festival 2018

As part of the Campus Book Festival, Inizjamed will be organising an Open Mic session on Friday 23 […]

Experimental folk music by Noah Fabri at the Campus Book Festival 2018

Up and coming young musician and song writer Noah Fabri will be playing during the Campus Book Festival […]

Young adult fiction and taboo at the Campus Book Festival 2018

Authors Leanne Ellul and Clare Azzopardi will come together to discuss the common threads in their books Gramma […]

The Maltese Cinderella at the Campus Book Festival 2018

A talk on the socio-cultural importance of fairy tales within their social, living context will be given by Dr Veronica […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Profs. Yosanne Vella

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Yosanne Vella dwar l-istorja tan-nisa; tema li qabel ftit […]

Literary Contest – Novels for Youth: results and a new call

The Literary Contest – Novels for Youth is an annual contest set up by the National Book Council […]

The art of bookbinding at the Campus Book Festival 2018

What does it take to make a book by hand? Artist and poet Glen Calleja will be holding […]

Cultural Export Fund – Translation Grants

Malta based individuals, Maltese registered or international publishers, and legally recognised organisations are all eligible applicants for the […]

Talk on William Blake and the art of print-making at the Campus Book Festival 2018

Visual artist Jesmond Vassallo will be giving a talk about William Blake’s art of print-making, as part of […]

Award ceremony of the Literary Contest of Novels for Youth 2017

The prize-giving ceremony for the Literary Contest ‘Novels for Youth’ 2017, set up by the National Book Council […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Mark Montebello

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Mark Montebello dwar il-kotba tiegħu u l-implikazzjonijiet politiċi u […]

Campus Book Festival 2018: Programme of Events

This is the programme of cultural events for the Campus Book Festival 2018 (mobile version). The Festival will [...]

The 13th PLR is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the thirteenth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Guzi Gatt

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Guzi Gatt dwar il-kotba tiegħu u l-implikazzjonijiet politiċi u […]

Preparations for Book Festival on Campus 2018 are underway

The National Book Council and Għaqda tal-Malti – Università are proud to present the fifth edition of the […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Joseph Vella Bondin

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Joseph Vella Bondin dwar il-ktieb tiegħu ‘The Great Maltese […]

The National Book Council at the Cairo Book Fair

The National Book Council of Malta (NBC) will be present at the Cairo Book Fair for the launch […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Monica Gatt

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Monica Gatt dwar ix-xogħol letterarju tagħha, kif ukoll il-kwistjonijiet […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Mark Vella

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Mark Vella dwar ix-xogħol letterarju tiegħu, kif ukoll il-kwistjonijiet […]

Applications for the Malta Literary Short Film Contest 2018 are open

The National Book Council has opened the call for applications for the Malta Literary Short Film Contest 2018. […]

Call for papers for the academic conference on ISBN on 22 September 2018

Conference title: Breaking barriers – Contemporary use, models and allocation of ISBN across the world. The National Book […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Immanuel Mifsud

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Immanuel Mifsud dwar il-kotba tiegħu, kif ukoll il-kwistjonijiet politiċi, […]

Important dates for 2018

For the benefit of the public, the National Book Council is announcing some of the most important dates […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Antoine Cassar

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Antoine Cassar dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Erbgħin Jum, kif ukoll il-kwistjonijiet […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Loranne Vella

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Loranne Vella dwar il-kotba u x-xogħol letterarju tagħha, kif […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Dr Adrian Grima

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Dr Adrian Grima dwar il-kotba u x-xogħol letterarju tiegħu, […]

NBC Christmas Gift: The Author’s Manual

The National Book Council is hereby releasing its Christmas Gift, which this year is a gift specifically aimed [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Roberta Bajada

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Roberta Bajada dwar il-kotba tagħha u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali […]

Vacancy at the National Book Council

The National Book Council is looking for a part-time event organiser to join our growing and dynamic team. […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Alfred Sant

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Alfred Sant dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Western u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, […]

Award-giving Ceremony for the National Book Prize 2017

The award-giving ceremony of the 2017 edition of the National Book Prize was held at Auberge de Castille […]

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 […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Clare Azzopardi

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Clare Azzopardi dwar il-kotba tagħha u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, soċjali […]

National Book Prize 2017

  The National Book Prize 2017 for books published in 2016 will be celebrated this week on Thursday […]

Call for Translator and Editor: the Poetry of Dun Karm Psaila

    The National Book Council is launching a new translation project of national importance – the publication […]

The 12th PLR Payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the twelfth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Antoinette Borg

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Antoinette Borg dwar il-ktieb tagħha Fittixni u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Gabriel Schembri u Kit Azzopardi

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Kit Azzopardi u Gabriel Schembri dwar il-ktieb Patria u […]

End of Malta Book Festival 2017

The National Book Council thanks all members of the public who visited the Malta Book Festival 2017 and took part in the various activities that were set up for them. The NBC also thanks the exhibitors and all those who took part in the organization of the Festival. At the same time, the Council promises the public that next year’s festival will be as good, if not even better, than the foregoing one.

Mons Amante Buontempo Poetry Contest: Results

The award-giving ceremony of the Mons Amante Buontempo National Poetry Contest was celebrated last week on Friday 10 […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Alex Vella Gera

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Alex Vella Gera dwar il-kotba tiegħu u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, […]

Malta Book Festival opens today: Terramaxka Prize 2017

The Malta Book Festival had its official opening today at 7:30 pm with the prize-giving ceremony for the […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Wayne Flask

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Wayne Flask dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Kapitali u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, […]

Film Premiere at the Malta Book Festival 2017

The winning project of this year’s edition of the NBC Literary Short Film Contest is a 15-minute film […]

Translating Żahra into Norwegian: Malta Book Festival 2017

A special treat in this year’s edition of the Malta Book Festival is an event set up by […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: John P. Portelli

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ John P. Portelli dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Xewqat tal-Passa u […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Norbert Bugeja

F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Norbert Bugeja dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Nartiċi u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, […]

Ros Barber at the Malta Book Festival 2017

  UK poet, author and academic Ros Barber will appear at an event at the Malta Book Festival […]

Specialised Workshop at the Malta Book Festival 2017

A workshop on literary journalism and book reviews, designed specially for the Malta Book Festival by top UK [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Jean Paul Borg

  F’dan l-episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Jean Paul Borg dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Mhux Nies […]

Celebrating Mario Azzopardi at the Malta Book Festival 2017

  In the culture programme of this year’s Malta Book Festival, Mario Azzopardi, the renowned playwright, poet, educator […]

Shahd Alshammari at the Malta Book Festival 2017

  A special guest of this year’s edition of the Malta Book Festival, Kuwaiti poet, writer and academic […]

Gilbert Sinoué at Malta Book Festival 2017

    Gilbert Sinoué, the renowned French-Egyptian novelist, will appear in an event dedicated to his literary work […]

Alex Vella Gera at the National Book Festival 2017

  Alex Vella Gera, the award-winning author of Antipodi, Is-Sriep Reġgħu Saru Velenużi and Trojan, will be the […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Lara Calleja

Fit-tieni episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Lara Calleja dwar il-ktieb tagħha Lara Min? u l-kwistjonijiet […]

Conference: Truth in Fiction and Non-Fiction

The 2017 Malta Book Festival opens for the public on Wednesday November 8 with a conference on ‘Truth [...]

Tliet Mistoqsijiet lill-Awtur: Taħdita ma’ Leanne Ellul

  Inkomplu s-sensiela ta’ intervisti ma’ awturi b’taħdita ma’ Leanne Ellul dwar il-ktieb tagħha Gramma.     Leanne […]

New ISBN application form.

Publishers and authors are to note that a new application form for ISBNs has been drawn up and […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Taħdita ma’ Leanne Ellul

Fl-ewwel episodju ta’ Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara titkellem ma’ Leanne Ellul dwar il-ktieb tagħha Gramma u l-kwistjonijiet politiċi, […]

TV programme: Wiċċ imb Wiċċ

The National Book Council is announcing a new TV programme called ‘Wiċċ imb Wiċċ’, in collaboration wit Antonella […]

Tliet Mistoqsijiet lill-Awtur: Taħdita ma’ Maria Grech Ganado

Inkomplu s-sensiela ta’ intervisti b’taħdita ma’ Maria Grech Ganado dwar il-ġabra ta’ poeżiji taħt il-kpiepel t’ġħajnejja.   Maria […]

Programm tar-Radju: Taħt il-Qoxra

    Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb iħabbar il-bidu ta’ programm ġdid tar-radju b’kollaborazzjoni ma’ Rachelle Deguara. Il-programm, bl-isem ta’ […]

Tliet Mistoqsijiet lill-Awtur: Taħdita ma’ Alfred Sant

  Inkomplu s-sensiela ta’ intervisti b’taħdita ma’ Alfred Sant dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Western – Bejn Rakkonti, Bejn Divertimenti. […]

Release of Programme of Events: Malta Book Festival 2017

  This is the programme of events for the Malta Book Festival 2017 (mobile version). The Festival will take [...]

Tliet Mistoqsijiet lill-Awtur: Taħdita ma’ Trevor Żahra

  Inkomplu s-sensiela ta’ intervisti b’taħdita ma’ Trevor Żahra dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Vespri.   Trevor Żahra ilu fix-xena […]

Tliet Mistoqsijiet Lill-Awtur: Taħdita ma’ Immanuel Mifsud

    Inkomplu s-sensiela ta’ intervisti ma’ awturi b’taħdita ma’ Immanuel Mifsud fuq il-ktieb tiegħu Jutta Heim. Immanuel […]

Workshop with journalists Rosie Goldsmith and Max Easterman: Malta Book Festival 2017

    A highlight event of the Malta Book Festival 2017, A Riveting Workshop, will offer journalists and […]

Tliet Mistoqsijiet lill-Awtur: Taħdita ma’ Clare Azzopardi

  Inkomplu s-sensiela ta’ intervisti ma’ awturi b’taħdita ma’ Clare Azzopardi dwar il-ktieb tagħha Kulħadd Ħalla Isem Warajh […]

Release of Shortlist of the National Book Prize 2017

    Today, on 28th August 2017, the National Book Council is releasing the National Book Prize Shortlist […]

Tliet Mistoqsijiet lill-Awtur: Taħdita ma’ Rita Saliba

    Inkomplu s-sensiela ta’ intervisti ma’ awturi b’taħdita mal-kittieba Rita Saliba dwar il-ktieb tagħha Il-Kulur tal-Lellux.   […]

Book Donation to Malta Libraries

    The National Book Council has made another book donation to Malta Libraries, consisting mainly of fiction […]

National Poetry Contest: Last Year’s Winner

    The Mons. Amante Bountempo National Poetry Contest, set up by Għaqda Poeti Maltin in collaboration with […]

Tliet Mistoqsijiet lill-Awtur: Taħdita ma’ Alex Vella Gera

    Taħdita ma’ Alex Vella Gera dwar il-ktieb tiegħu Trojan. Alex Vella Gera (imwieled fl-1973) issa jgħix […]

Help with the Application for the Malta Book Fund

As the deadline for the Malta Book Fund is approaching, the NBC would like to remind all interested […]

Dun Kixott mill-Manċa: a Malta Book Fund project

The publication of Dun Kixott mill-Manċa (SKS, 2016), a translation of Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece into Maltese unrhymed […]

Malta Arts Council Translation Grants

The Cultural Export Fund Translation Grants, which are managed and distributed by the Malta Arts Council, aim to […]

Applications for the National Poetry Competition are open

The National Book Council and Għaqda Poeti Maltin invite poets to participate in the 2017 edition of the […]

The 11th PLR Payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the eleventh PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

Literary Arts Contest for the Malta Book Festival

The National Book Council would like to remind local artists that the call for submissions for the Literary […]

Applications for the Literary Contest – Novels for Youth

The Literary Contest – Novels for Youth is an annual contest set up by the National Book Council […]

Malta Book Festival 2017 – Dates and Events

As preparations for the Malta Book Festival are underway, the National Book Council would like to announce the [...]

Immanuel Mifsud at the Summer Book Festival

The National Book Council is proud to present one of its better-known guests for the Summer Book Festival […]

Maria Grech Ganado at the Summer Book Festival

The second and last day of the Summer Book Festival, 15 July, will be a day dedicated to […]

Youth and Literature at the Summer Book Festival

A highlight event of the first day of the Summer Book Festival in Gozo, due on 14 July, […]

A Reading Session with Various Authors – Summer Book Festival

The Literary Contest – Novels for Youth, which is set up annually by the National Book Council in […]

Clare Azzopardi and Loranne Vella at the Summer Book Festival

The first day of the Summer Book Festival on 14 July will be dedicated to youth and literature. […]

Book Donation on the Opening of the Summer Book Festival

The Summer Book Festival, due on 14 and 15 July, will open with a book donation to Sir […]

Release of Programme for the Summer Book Festival

The National Book Council is pleased to release the programme of events of the upcoming Summer Book Festival, [...]

Results of the Malta Literary Short Film Contest are Out

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that the Adjudication Board for the Malta Literary Short Film […]

Summer Book Festival – Gozo

The National Book Council announces it has prepared a treat for all book lovers this Summer: the Summer […]

National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize Participants 2017

The National Book Council notifies that the books listed in the document below have been examined by an [...]

A new website for the National Book Council

The National Book Council is proud to present its newly redesigned website, which was launched today, as part […]

Notice // Malta Book Festival 2017 Application Form is out

The National Book Council has opened applications for exhibitors to participate in the upcoming edition of the Malta […]

10th PLR PAYMENT IS OUT

The National Book Council would like to announce that the tenth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

Adjudication Process of the National Book Prize has started

The adjudication process for the National Book Prize started off last week with the first meeting of the […]

NBC Celebrates World Book and Copyright Day

The National Book Council this week will be celebrating World Book and Copyright Day in a number of […]

Malta Book Fund 2017 is Open!

The National Book Council announces it has opened the Malta Book Fund today for the second time. The […]

Literary Art Contest: Call for Artists

The National Book Council is issuing a call for artists to submit artwork for a Literary Art Contest, […]

Spotlight on the Campus Book Festival: The End

Yesterday evening the Book Festival on Campus came to an end with an event in honour of author […]

Spotlight on the Campus Book Festival: Day Two

The second day of the Book Festival on Campus opened with an event that appeals strongly to those […]

Spotlight on the Campus Book Festival: Day One

The Book Festival on Campus opened yesterday at 10:00 am with a book presentation for primary school children: […]

Malta’s Highlight at London Book Fair 2017

This year’s highlight for Malta at the London Book Fair was Walid Nabhan with his novel “L-Eżodu taċ-Ċikonji”, […]

Expression of Interest for the Publication of a New Anthology

The National Book Council of Malta is inviting editors and publishers to submit their application for an upcoming […]

The Programme of Events for the Campus Festival 2017 is out

The National Book Council is publishing the programme of events for the Book Festival on Campus 2017, which […]

Seminars on Maltese contemporary poetry @ the Poetry Pavilion, LBF

The National Book Council would like to announce that during the London Book Fair 2017, which is taking place […]

British Author Caroline Smailes at the Book Festival on Campus

As was announced in a press release earlier this week, the special guest for the 2017 Book Festival […]

Applications for the National Book Prize 2017 are out

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that applications for the National Book Prize 2017 (for books […]

Preparations for Book Festival on Campus 2017 are underway

  The National Book Council and l-Għaqda tal-Malti – Università would like to announce that preparations for the […]

Results of the Literary Contest of Novels for Youth are out

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the National Book Council would like to announce that the winners of the Literary Contest […]

Preparations for Maltese Literary Event in Brussels

The National Book Council would like to announce that the preparatory work for the reading event in Librebook […]

Annual Report 2016

The National Book Council is happy to present its comprehensive Annual Report for 2016 – a year in […]

London Book Fair 2017

The National Book Council would like to announce that for the third year in succession, it will participate […]

Prize-giving Ceremony for Literary Contest ‘Novels for Youth’ 2016

The prize-giving ceremony for the Literary Contest ‘Novels for Youth’ 2016, set up by the National Book Council […]

Clare Azzopardi and Maria Grech Ganado at Librebook-Bruxelles

On 18th March, at Librebook-Bruxelles, a literary cafe in Brussels, two well-known and prize-winning authors will take part […]

Alex Vella Gera and Loranne Vella at Librebook – Bruxelles

On 17th March, at Librebook – Bruxelles, a literary cafe in Brussels, two well-known and prize-winning authors will […]

A taste of Maltese Literature in Brussels

A taste of Maltese literature in Brussels The National Book Council would like to announce it has set […]

Applications for the Malta Literary Short-Film Contest are Open!

    13/02/2017   Press Release: Applications are out for the Malta Literary Short Film Contest 2017 organised […]

Remember these dates! Book Festivals

The National Book Council would like to announce some of the most important dates in its cultural calendar […]

ISBN open data

In the spirit of the festive season, The National Book Council would like to express its greetings to […]

Malta at the New Literature from Europe Festival NY

Between Dec 7th and 10th, the Arts Council Malta in NY in association with the National Book Council […]

Winners of the National Book Prize 2016

The National Book Council would like to announce the winners of the National Book Prize 2016: Books 2015. […]

WINNERS OF THE MONS. AMANTE BUONTEMPO POETRY CONTEST 2016

Below please find the Winners of the ‘MONS’ AMANTE BUONTEMPO’ Poetry Contest 2016 as announced in an official […]

8th PLR Payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the eight PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

Malta Book Festival 2016 comes to an end!

The National Book Council would like to thank members of the public who visited the Malta Book Festival […]

Winners of the Terramaxka Book Prize 2016

The National Book Council is proud to announce the winners of the Terramaxka Prize 2016 – a national […]

Malta Book Festival 2016 Opens Tomorrow!

This morning at 9:00 am the Minister for Education and Employment, the Hon. Evarist Bartolo, and the Executive […]

Basma Abel Aziz at the Malta Book Festival 2016

An extremely important guest in this year’s edition of the Malta Book Festival is no doubt Basma Abdel […]

Malta Book Festival 2016 Promo

National Book Council (Malta) is proud to present the Malta Book Festival 2016 Promo. This year’s edition of […]

Celebrating Cervantes during the Malta Book Festival 2016.

The National Book Council would like to inform the public of a presentation it has set up in […]

Alek Popov at the Malta Book Festival 2016

The National Book Council is pleased to present the Bulgarian writer Alek Popov who will be the among […]

Malta Book Festival 2016 Programme of Events

In anticipation of the upcoming Malta Book Festival, the National Book Council is releasing the programme for the […]

Patrick McGuinness at the Malta Book Festival 2016

The British academic and writer Patrick McGuinness will be among the special guests for this year’s edition of […]

Maria Grech Ganado at the MBF2016

In 2015 the National Book Council decided to dedicate an event to the winner of the previous year’s […]

Film Adaptation at the Malta Book Festival 2016

The National Book Council would like to inform the public of a special event on film adaptation, which […]

MBF2016 School Bookings are open!

The National Book Council would like to invite all schools in Malta and Gozo to attend the Malta […]

The NBC presents ‘Literature and Totalitarianism – A Conference’ during the MBF2016

This year the Malta Book Festival opens with a highly anticipated event – a conference on Literature and […]

MBF2016 // Books and Literacy: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

The National Book Council would like to inform the public of an important event, set up in collaboration […]

NATIONAL BOOK PRIZE 2016 and TERRAMAXKA BOOK PRIZE 2016 SHORTLIST

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that the Independent Adjudication Board has selected and communicated the […]

Malta Book Festival 2016 Poster

Malta Book Festival 2016 (9-13 NOV, MCC) http://ktieb.org.mt/?p=2515 Save the dates and spread the word! Artwork by ‘Julinu’

The History of the National Book Prize

The Literary Prize was first set up in 1971 for books in Maltese published during the preceding year. [...]

7th PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the seventh PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

Malta Book Festival 2016 – Dates, Events and Location

  The National Book Council is pleased to announce that preparations for the 2016 Malta Book Festival are […]

Call for Proposals – MBF2016 Exhibtion

  Malta Book Festival 2016 9-13 NOV – MCC Call for Exhibitors This is an open call for proposals […]

NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION Mons. Amante Buontempo – 2016

The Maltese Poets Association, in collaboration with the National Book Council, is launching the National Poetry Competition Mons. […]

National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize Participants 2016

The National Book Council is proud to announce the following official list of National Book Prize and Terramaxka […]

Winner of the NBC PBS Short Film Contest 2016

The National Book Council is proud to announce that the winner of the NBC PBS Short Film Contest […]

Malta’s ISBN Database

The National Book Council would like to announce that the database containing all local books published under an […]

Beyond a Satin Sea & Tangerine Sky

On Saturday the 7th of May, the National Book Council organised a small reception for everyone involved in […]

Press Release: Safeguarding the Copyright of Books in Schools

During a series of consultation meetings with publishers and authors earlier this year, the National Book Council (NBC) […]

World Book Day 2016

As part of the celebrations for World Book Day 2016, the National Book Council together with St. Michael’s […]

Notice // Malta Book Festival 2016 Application Form is out

Download a copy of the Malta Book Festival 2016 Application Form with updated Rules and Regulations for Exhibitors […]

6th PLR payment is out

The National Book Council would like to announce that the sixth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

NBC at the London Book Fair 2016

The National Book Council has just returned from The London Book Fair 2016 where, for the second time […]

Book Festival on Campus 2016 – it’s a wrap!

Yesterday the 7th of April marked the end of the Book Festival on Campus 2016 – three days […]

NBC at CRICKIDS Festival 2016

The National Book Council, together with Malta Libraries and the Central Public Library set up a Pop-Up library […]

Notice // Konkors ta’ Kitba: Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2016

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ together with the National Book Council annually organise this writing contest which selects, rewards and publishes […]

Notice // National Book Prize 2016 (Books 2015) submission period is open

The National Book Council would like to remind authors and publishers that the submission period for National Book […]

Book Festival on Campus // 5-6-7 April

The Għaqda tal-Malti – Università and the National Book Council are organising the third edition of the University […]

NBC in the ‘Salon du livre et des cultures du Luxembourg’ 2016

In the 16th edition of the Salon du livre et des cultures du Luxembourg and the 33rd of […]

Celebrating World Book Day UK

Tomorrow, the 3rd of March, the UK will be celebrating World Book Day. World Book Day as recognised […]

ISBN Users Manual in Maltese

The National Book Council would like to inform the general public that it has just published the Maltese […]

Winners of Konkors ta’ Kitba Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2015

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the National Book Council would like to announce that the winners of Konkors ta’ Kitba […]

Applications are out for the NBC PBS Short Film Contest 2016

The National Book Council (NBC) together with the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) would like to announce that the […]

Annual Report 2015

The National Book Council is happy to present its comprehensive Annual Report for 2015 – a year of […]

PLR payment covering October-December 2015

The National Book Council would like to announce that the fifth PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being […]

Public Consultation on the drafting of the National Book Council Law 16/01/16

At the moment, the National Book Council (NBC) is consulting authors and publishers as part of a process […]

Christmas Book Donation to the Central Public Library

Annual Christmas Book Donation to Central Public Library including latest Maltese publications, National Book Prize Winning and Shortlisted […]

‘GRAMMA’ with Leanne Ellul @CPL

Reading and more from ‘GRAMMA’ by Leanne Ellul Winner of the ‘Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2014′ […]

Winners of the National Book Prize 2015

The National Book Council would like to announce the winners of the National Book Prize 2015: Books 2014. […]

Announcement: National Book Prize 2015 Ceremony

The National Book Council is proud to announce that the Prize giving Ceremony for the National Book Prize […]

Malta Book Festival 2015 memories

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InTranslation Conference

The Creative Europe Desk Malta (CED Malta) is proud to present this publication (click here:  intranslation ) focusing on […]

Winners of the Terramaxka Book Prize 2015

The National Book Council is proud to announce the winners of the Terramaxka Prize 2015 – a national […]

Trailer of ‘Dar ir-Rummien’ is out

The trailer of ‘Dar ir-Rummien’ is out! ‘Dar ir-Rummien’ Trailer ‘Dar ir-Rummien’ is a film adaptation by 2Doors Media […]

Changes in Malta Book Festival 2015 opening hours

The National Book Council would like to announce some changes to the opening hours of the Malta Book […]

Malta Book Festival 2015 – Programme of Events

The National Book Council is proud to announce the official Malta Book Festival Programme of Events 2015. MBF […]

NBC issues PLR payments covering July-September 2015

The National Book Council would like to announce that PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being distributed to […]

Terramaxka Prize 2015 Contenders

TERRAMAXKA PRIZE 2015 is the Prize for books published throughout 2014 and aimed for children and adolescents. Winners […]

Presentation of “This Fair Land” in London

‘This Fair Land’ – Maltese in London/Il-Malti f’Londra is an event organised by the National Book Council in […]

‘X’Aħna Smart!’ by Stephen Lughermo at Central Public Library

‘X’Aħna Smart!’ – an activity organised by the National Book Council in collaboration with Malta Libraries on Saturday […]

National Book Prize 2015 Shortlist

The National Book Council wishes to announce that the National Book Prize finalists for 2015 have just been […]

The Malta Book Festival from the 4th-8th of November, 2015

The most important event for the Maltese book market is upon us: the event which gathers all local […]

Terramaxka Prize 2015: the National Prize for Children and Adolescents’ Books

The National Book Council would like to announce that as of this year, the National Book Prize will […]

Malta Book Fund 2015 results are out

The National Book Council has just finalized the evaluation of Malta Book Fund applications and it is proud […]

PLR payments for 2nd quarter of 2015

The National Book Council would like to announce that the third PLR (Public Lending Rights) payment is being distributed […]

“Imeldina” – reading at the Central Public Library

“Min ma jħobbx iċaflas? Tista’ ċċaflas fl-ilma tax-xita u tista’ ċċaflas fil-baħar, imma Imeldina ssib tarf iċċaflas kullimkien! […]

“Stedina għal Sabrina” reading and drawing at the Central Public Library

On Saturday the 1st of August, 2015, the National Book Council, in collaboration with Malta Libraries, invited children […]

‘Spins and Spells’ – a MAF and NBC collaboration

The National Book Council was responsible for curating the literary section of the ‘Spins and Spells’ Malta Arts […]

Malta Book Festival 2015 (4-8 NOV, MCC)

Just imagine .. all the latest books, their authors and publishers congregating under one roof; someone reads out […]

Provision and prices for the acquisition of ISMN for notated music

The National Book Council (NBC) would like to inform those interested in producing and publishing notated music that […]

Winners of the NBC PBS Short-Film Contest 2015

The National Book Council would like to announce the winners of the NBC PBS Short-Film Contest 2015: Manuel […]

List of participants for NATIONAL BOOK PRIZE 2015 and TERRAMAXKA PRIZE 2015

The National Book Council is proud to announce that the official list of books participating in the National […]

Malta Book Festival 2015: Application Form

The National Book Council would like to announce that prospective exhibitors of the Malta Book Festival 2015 may […]

Press Conference at the Madonna tal-Ġilju Band Club, Mqabba 10-06-2015

The Soċjetà Mużikali Madonna tal-Ġilju, Imqabba organized a Press Conference in order to launch a catalogue of articles […]

Another Book Donation to Malta’s Libraries 10/06/2015

Today, the 10th of June, 2015, another substantial book donation from the National Book Council was presented to […]

Launch of Malta Book Fund – 12/05/2015

The Hon. Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment; Permanent Secretary, Mr. Joseph Caruana and Mr. Mark Camilleri, […]

Campus Book Festival – 5th-7th MAY 2015

The National Book Council and Għaqda tal-Malti – Università are organizing the second edition of the Campus Book […]

NBC collaborates with the National Literacy Agency – ‘Aqra kemm Tiflaħ’

The National Book Council is proud to announce its collaboration with the National Literacy Agency which forms part […]

Applications are out for National Book Prize 2015

Every year, this press release is dedicated to the National Book Prize, but as of this year, the […]

World Book Day 2015 – Guy Bass visits St. Theresa College School

As part of the celebrations organized locally for World Book Day 2015, author Guy Bass carried out animated readings […]

NBC at London Book Fair 2015

The National Book Council was in London for the London Book Fair 2015 in order to promote Maltese […]

Donation of National Book Prize Winning Books to CPL

The National Book Council has just presented the Central Public Library with its annual donation of National Book […]

Second PLR payment

The National Book Council would like to announce that it will be issuing the second Public Lending Rights […]

ISBN Prices for Books in ebook format

In addition to the Govermnet Gazette notice dated 29th August, 2014 regarding the purchase of ISBNs for books […]

NBC and PBS: Call for Interns to work on set of short-film

Public Broadcasting Services and the National Book Council are seeking 3 MCAST students from the MCAST institute of […]

Book Donation to the ‘Centre Franco-Maltais’ – 20/03/15

The National Book Council has just donated a considerable amount of publications in French to the ‘Centre Franco-Maltais’. […]

Applications for the Literary Contest of Novels for Youth – 2015

The “Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ” is an annual contest organised by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the National […]

World Book Day – Donation to CPL 05/03/15

Come join us at the Central Public Library, Floriana! Today the National Book Council is celebrating World Book […]

Annual Report 2014

Please click here to view: e-Annual Report English

Book Donation to Marsa Primary 23/02/2015

The National Book Council has just presented €5,000 worth of books in an official book donation to Marsa […]

NBC and Horizons donate books to Corradino Correctional Facility Library

Today, Wednesday the 18th of February 2015, the National Book Council together with Horizons managing director David Bezzina, […]

Book Donation to Floriana Primary

The Floriana Primary School Headmaster Mr. Stephen Miceli together with teachers and staff from the school and San […]

PBS and NBC launch the Short Film Contest – 02/02/2015

In a press conference held on Monday, 2nd February, 2015 at the PBS headquarters in Gwardamangia, the Executive […]

Launch of PLR Scheme

The National Book Council (NBC) would like to announce that today, payments to Maltese authors according to the […]

NBC film: Laqgħa ma’ Mara Morbi

The National Book Council is now on Youtube… Click and Share our channel >> National Book Council MALTA   As […]

Reading Activity with Charles Casha at CPL

The National Book Council in collaboration with the staff at the Central Public Library hosted a group of […]

Book Donation to Junior College Library

Book Donation to Valletta Primary School

In the presence of the Headmaster Mr. Bernard Riolo, the San Ġorġ Preca College Principal Mr. James Camilleri […]

Book Donation to CPL on ‘Library Day 2014’

The National Book Council has just donated €7,000 worth of books to the Central Public Library in Floriana […]

National Book Prize: Books 2013

The National Book Council would like to announce the winners of the National Book Prize: Books 2013. The […]

Expression of Interest – The Literary Contest of Novels for Youth

The National Book Council kindly invites publishers to submit an expression of interest regarding the winning manuscripts of […]

Expression of Interest – Anthologies

The National Book Council kindly invites publishers to submit an expression of interest in publishing two anthologies of […]

National Book Festival 2014

  The 2014 edition of the National Book Festival was, once again, held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, […]

The Literary Contest of Novels for Youth 2013-2014

The prize-giving ceremony for the Literary Contest ‘Novels for Youth’ 2013-2014, took place last Sunday, 16th of November, […]

PLR (Public Lending Rights) Scheme introduced in Malta

The National Book Council would like to announce that, following a series of debates and a Public Consultation […]

The National Book Festival Programme of Events 2014

The National Book Council has just launched the Programme of Events for this year’s edition of the National […]

Book Donation to St. Margaret’s College

The National Book Council has just donated a substantial amount of books to St. Margaret’s College in a […]

The National Book Festival 2014 – PR

      The National Book Council (NBC) would like to announce that the 2014 edition of the […]

European Day of Languages 2014 – Malta

On Saturday, 27th September, the European Commission Representation in Malta celebrated the European Day of Languages at Bay […]

National Book Prize Finalists – 2013 Books

    The National Book Council wishes to announce that the National Book Prize finalists have just been […]

National Book Festival 2014

    Below is the application form for interested exhibitors: application form 2014     access print versions […]

The Literary Contest of Novels for Youth 2013

The National Book Council would like to announce that the deadline for submission of applications is over   […]

Poetry Night at Raymond Caruana Gardens – Gudja

Following the positive reviews that emergent poets received following their participation in the Malta Arts Festival in mid-July, […]

Emerging Artists – Malta Arts Festival 2013

The ‘emerging artists’ series of the Malta Arts Festival of 2013 presented an interdisciplinary showcase of music and […]

The National Book Prize: BOOKS 2013

The National Book Council wishes to notify that this year’s applicants were duly examined by a board of […]

Book Donation to Malta Libraries

  On the 23rd of June, 2014, a substantial list of books ranging from classic novels to academic […]

‘The Digital Librarian’ Competition 2013

  On Thursday the 22nd of May, 2014, during a small ceremony at the Central Public Library, the […]

Hani Shukrallah at the University Book Festival 2014

watch the whole interview here: Hani Shukrallah interviewed by Karl Schembri at the Book Festival on Campus. 30th […]

Book Festival on Campus 2014

The Għaqda tal-Malti – Università in collaboration with the National Book Council have organized the first edition of […]

Celebrating World Book Day 2014

    As part of our ‘World Book Day’ celebrations, on the 23rd of April, Mr. Mark Camilleri […]

Book Donation and Q&A session at Mosta Primary A

This morning, the National Book Council was invited to hold a talk and Q&A session about the importance […]

Book Donation and Reading Session at Gżira Primary School

In yesterday’s charming ceremony organized by Gżira Primary School, the National Book Council donated the same school a […]

Celebrating World Book Day 2014 – Book Donation to Zabbar B Primary School

In a bid to celebrate World Book Day – the National Book Council has donated a list of […]

PLR Public Consultation Meeting 2014

On Monday 6th January, 2014 the National Book Council organised a Public Consultation Meeting that was held at […]

Book Donation to Malta Libraries – December 2013

This considerable book donation to Malta Libraries was the first of its kind for the National Book Council. […]

Annual Report 2013

  Please, click on the link below to access the National Book Council’s 2013 Annual Report: annual-report-ebook-engl

National Book Prize: Books 2012

  Winners of the National Book Prize 2013 for books published in 2012:   Fiction:   1) ALEX […]