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Taħt il-Qoxra: Il-Volumi ta’ ‘Malta Antica’

“Morna minn dinja ta’ antikwarji, nies li jistudjaw l-oġġett bħala oġġett, għal nies bħal Temi Zammit li jistudjaw […]

Vacancy as Cultural Organiser with the National Book Council for the Malta Book Festival 2021 – 6 weeks appointment

As the Malta Book Festival is fast approaching, the team at the National Book Council (NBC) is looking […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Is-Sessiżmu fil-Lingwa Maltija

Ħafna drabi nitkellmu bil-Malti u b’mod naturali ma niqfuq naħsbu fuq il-lingwaġġ li nużaw. Forsi nippreferu kelma flok […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Is-suq tal-kotba rari u antiki

Fil-programm ta’ dil-ġimgħa tkellimna ma’ Robert Thake u Ivan Fsadni dwar s-suq tal-kotba antiki u rari, ngħidu aħna […]

The National Book Council expresses condolences On The Passing Of Mr Guido Lanfranco

The National Book Council extends its condolences to the family and friends of Mr Guido Lanfranco following the […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: The South Country: Journeys In Calabria

“Nies li għandom l-art u n-nies li jaħdmu l-art, dawn mhux l-istess.” – Edward Mallia Fil-programm ta’ dil-ġimgħa […]

Meet the exhibitors – The Malta Book Festival 2021

The National Book Council (NBC) is pleased to announce that a record 38 exhibitors are participating in this […]

The 2021 Malta Book Festival: Guest Authors and Key Events

Preparations for the 2021 Malta Book Festival, taking place between Wednesday 3 and Sunday 7 November at the […]

Taħt Il-Qoxra: L-Education Exception – direttivi ġodda għall-iskejjel

“Kull għalliem hemm bżonn japrezza l-fatt li hemm xogħol kbir involut, għaldaqstant ħadd ma jista’ jieħu xogħol ta’ […]

Choose books! Save the date and visit the Malta Book Festival 2021 in November

Animated by Matthew Stroud and illustrated by Emma Galea Naudi, this year’s vibrant Festival artwork features a number […]

The results of the Malta Book Fund 2021 are out

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that the adjudication board of the Malta Book Fund 2021 […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: ‘Sura’: il-wirja u l-ktieb

“Jiena kont il-gwardjana tal-pupi” – Elyse Tonna Fil-programm letterarju għal dil-ġimgħa tkellimna dwar pubblikazzjoni ġdida – il-ktieb ‘Sura’ […]

The 2021 National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize – shortlist announced

The National Book Council is proud to announce the shortlist for the 2021 National Book Prize and Terramaxka [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Proposta Ta’ Riġenerazzjoni Għal-Librerija Pubblika Ċentrali

In this week’s program we took a closer look at the recent proposal by the National Book Council […]

A clarification regarding the allocation of ISBNs

The National Book Council would like to inform that ISBN numbers cannot be assigned to pamphlets and tourist […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: ‘Ħelsien’ – ir-ripubblikazzjoni u l-istudju tiegħu

Fil-programm ta’ dil-ġimgħa tkellimna dwar ir-rumanz importanti ta’ Ġużè Bonnici ‘Ħelsien’ (1939), li riċentament reġa’ ġie ppubblikat minn […]

Central Public Library Area Regeneration Proposal

The National Book Council and AP Valletta joined forces with the intention to explore the potential regeneration of […]

L-adattament ta’ ‘Is-Sriep Reġgħu Saru Velenużi’

In this week’s programme we spoke to the author of the 2013 National Book Prize-winning novel Is-Sriep Reġgħu […]

Scottish writer Irvine Welsh is the international guest of the 2021 Malta Book Festival

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that the international guest of the 2021 Malta Book Festival […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Ħwienet tal-kotba alternattivi f’Malta

In this week’s program we speak to Roderick Mallia from online bookshop Mallia & D’Amato Booksellers and Teodor […]

The 26th PLR payment is out

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

Taħt il-Qoxra: Xi tfisser li ktieb ikun bestseller f’Malta?

This week we caught up with the bestselling author Salv Sammut, and two major publishers – Chris Gruppetta […]

An update from the National Book Council on the Copyright Reform

The National Book Council would like to update its stakeholders and the general public over its proposed Copyright […]

The 2021 Malta Book Festival

The National Book Council is proud to present the official poster of the 2021 Malta Book Festival to […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: L-attrazzjoni lejn l-oskur – niddiskutu ‘Nyctophilia’

Nyctophilia – l-attrazzjoni lejn id-dlam jew il-lejl; sens ta’ identità jew appartenenza lejn kulma hu ta’ xeħta oskura. […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Doreen Micallef – il-mara, il-poeta, u ż-żmien li għexet fih

“Ma kinitx mara ta’ ideat tipiċi ta’ żmienha” – Marlene Saliba “Ma nafx jekk qattx qrat il-femminiżmu, imma […]

The 2021 Doreen Micallef National Poetry Contest is now open for entries

The National Book Council is once again inviting poets writing in the Maltese language to participate in the […]

Taħt il-Qoxra – Il-kitba dwar il-Mafja u l-Knisja

Robert Aloisio is the author of 4 books on the Italian mafia, the catholic church, and a number […]

Taħt il-Qoxra – Il-Kitba Spiritwali Kontemporanja

In this week’s episode we discussed contemporary Maltese spiritual writing with Dr Rev. Charlo Camilleri and the poet […]

Authors approve motion for the election of National Book Council members during second National Writers’ Congress

The National Book Council has just convened the National Writers’ Congress as part of its legal mandate to […]

The NBC donates books to the Leap Centre in Valletta

The National Book Council has presented a considerable donation of local publications to the Foundation for Social Welfare […]

Save The Date: Malta Book Festival 2021 At The MFCC // Application Form For Exhibitors Is Out

The National Book Council (NBC) is pleased to announce the dates of the Malta Book Festival 2021, which […]

Taħt il-Qoxra – Ir-Rikonoxximent lejn il-Pubblikazzjonijiet Maltin

Ftit jiem qabel il-Kungress Nazzjonali tal-Kittieba, laqqajna lill-awtur prolifiku Trevor Zahra mal-Kap Eżekuttiv tal-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb Mark Camilleri. […]

A new venue for the Malta Book Festival 2021

The National Book Council is announcing that the Malta Book Festival will be moving out of the Mediterranean […]

The 2021 NBC Film Adaptation Fund – call for applications

With the aim of promoting Maltese literary works by supporting the production of a feature-film adaptation of a […]

Taħt il-Qoxra – Il-Kitba Ekonomika u Politika bil-Malti

In this episode we met John Consiglio and Alan Xuereb both of whom have written about the subjects […]

Statement by the Executive Chairman of the National Book Council on the recent controversy about the European Prize for Literature

Publishers and authors have asked me to make a statement on the recent controversy about the European Prize […]

The National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize 2021 – the longlist

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

Taħt il-Qoxra – L-ilħna minsija fil-letteratura

In this week’s program we discuss the immigrant’s voice in Malta, with a particular look at local literature […]

The 25th PLR payment is out and PLR scheme extended

The Public Lending Rights scheme (PLR) was introduced by the National Book Council (NBC) in 2015 for those […]

Taħt il-Qoxra – Il-Letteratura u l-Ġurnaliżmu

During this week’s episode we brought together the author Karl Schembri and journalist Christian Peregin. Despite widely understood […]

The National Writers Congress is convened – a message from the Chairman

Dear writers, It is a legal obligation of the National Book Council (NBC) to annually consult with writers […]

Taħt il-Qoxra – Il-Versi tal-Pandemija

In the third episode of the new edition of ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’ we spoke to John P. Portelli and […]

2021 World Book and Copyright Day, and Libraries’ Day

During a past year in which we’ve experienced limitations on our movement and time spent outdoors, books have […]

Taħt Il-Qoxra – Il-ġustizzja soċjali fil-klassi

This week’s Taħt Il-Qoxra discussion focused on social justice practices in the classroom. We spoke to Prof. Carmel […]

Elezzjoni għall-Kap tal-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb – messaġġ minn Mark Camilleri

Għeżież kittieba u pubblikaturi, Bħalma ħabbart fl-għeluq tas-sena l-oħra, jien nemmen li l-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb għandu jħares l-interessi […]

Malta Book Fund 2021 is now open for applications

Applications for the 2021 Malta Book Fund are now open. The Malta Book Fund has a total value of €105,000 [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra – L-Impenn Letterarju Ambjentali with Wayne Flask and Lara Calleja

In this episode of Taħt il-Qoxra we speak to Wayne Flask and Lara Calleja, two writers and activists, who […]

A newly revamped format for ‘Taħt il-Qoxra’

The National Book Council (NBC) is pleased to announce that the weekly radio program, Taħt il-Qoxra, presented by […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Virginia Monteforte

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Virginia Monteforte. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar “il-lehma antropoloġika” tagħha f’dak kollu li […]

Happy Easter from the National Book Council

The National Book Council would like to wish all a wonderful Easter. Here'a s glimpse into Dun Karm [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Maria Camilleri

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Maria Camilleri. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar iż-żewġ ġabriet ta’ novelli tagħha, Id-dar […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Il-Festival tal-Ktieb fuq il-Kampus

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Matthew Borg dwar il-Festival tal-Ktieb fuq il-Kampus 2021 – edizzjoni virtwali. […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Sergio Grech

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Sergio Grech. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar ir-rumanz tiegħu Il-lejl tal-Irġulija (Horizons), kif inkiteb […]

National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize – Applications are open

Applications are open for the 2021 edition of National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize – the National Book Prize […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Charles Flores

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Charles Flores. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-karriera letterarja tiegħu, li tmur lura […]

The Campus Book Festival 2021 – virtual edition: events programme

The National Book Council is presenting the programme of cultural events for the Campus Book Festival 2021, taking place […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Peter Calamatta

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Peter Calamatta. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-kotba differenti tiegħu, fosthom il-ktieb Me and […]

The 2021 Campus Book Festival – virtual edition

The National Book Council (NBC) is pleased to announce the dates of the 2021 Campus Book Festival, which […]

National Book Council gifts 13,000 books to Malta’s healthcare front liners

The National Book Council (NBC) has this afternoon presented a donation of around 13,000 books to Malta’s COVID-19 […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Simone Galea

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Simone Galea. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna l-aktar dwar il-poeżiji fil-ġabra tagħha Xi drabi mqar […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Stephanie Bugeja u Derek Fenech

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Stephanie Bugeja u Derek Fenech. Mal-mistednin tkellimna dwar il-kontribuzzjoni tagħhom fil-ktieb Noè […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: John Buttigieg

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ John Buttigieg. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-poeżija tiegħu, hekk kif tidher fiż-żewġ […]

NBC Funds and Contests 2021: Key Dates

In 2021, the National Book Council is again managing funding opportunities and contest prizes across a number of […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Jonathan Farrugia

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Fr Jonathan Farrugia. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-ktieb li editja u li […]

Annual report for 2020

The National Book Council (NBC) is publishing its comprehensive Annual Report for the year 2020. With all the […]

The 24th PLR payment is out

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

Taħt il-Qoxra: Philip Sciberras

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra, Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Philip Sciberras. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar l-interess tiegħu fil-kitba, kemm dik […]

This is Not Normal

The National Book Council is appealing directly to the Government and to the Prime Minister to ensure that […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Mary Anne Lauri

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Prof. Mary Anne Lauri. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna primarjament dwar il-ktieb li koeditjat […]

Trevor Żahra: Recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2020, the prestigious National Book Prize Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature was awarded to Trevor Żahra, widely recognised [...]

The Novels for Youth Literary Contest

The Novels for Youth Literary Contest is a writing contest that selects, rewards and publishes Maltese novels written [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Alan Xuereb

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Alan Xuereb. Mal-mistieden tkellimna primarjament dwar il-ktieb il-ġdid tiegħu Riflessjonijiet dwar il-Ġid […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Eman Bonnici

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra tkellimna ma’ Eman Bonnici. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar id-diversi kotba tiegħu tar-riċerka, il-letteratura u anki traduzzjonijiet, […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the National Book Council

Like every year, the National Book Council prepared a gift on Christmas day. This year it was decided [...]

A large donation of books for Christmas by the National Book Council

The National Book Council (NBC) has today presented an unprecedented number of books to Malta Libraries, which will […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Albert Marshall

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Albert Marshall. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar kotba li jiġbru x-xogħlijiet tiegħu, “il-kultura […]

National Book Prize 2020 winners announced

The National Book Council has announced the winners of the 2020 National Book Prize for books published in [...]

Signing of the Education Exception Contract by the Ministry of Education, Publishers and the National Book Council

Following over a year of intense negotiations and lengthy consultations between all parties, the Ministry for Education, publishers’ […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Mark-Anthony Falzon

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Defuara tkellmet ma’ Mark-Anthony Falzon. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar l-interessi tiegħu bħala antropologu b’referenza għall-kotba […]

Vacancy as Part-time Assistant Manager with the National Book Council

Do you think you have what it takes to start a career with one of the most reputable […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Charles Buttigieg

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Charles Buttigieg. Mal-mistieden ħarisna lejn il-bosta kotba tiegħu, fosthom il-ktieb Philip […]

The date for the 2020 National Book Prize Ceremony is announced

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that the 2020 National Book Prize awards ceremony will be […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Leħen il-Malti

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Romario Sciberras u Klara Vassallo. Mal-mistednin tkellimna dwar id-39 ħarġa ta’ Leħen […]

The National Book Council extends condolences on the passing of Prof. Oliver Friggieri

The National Book Council extends its deepest condolences to the family of Professor Oliver Friggieri, a leading public […]

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 […]

The Malta Book Festival 2020 – virtual edition has come to an end

The Malta Book Festival 2020 - virtual edition has come to an end, and the National Book Council [...]

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 […]

2020 Doreen Micallef Poetry Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the 2020 Doreen Micallef National Poetry Contest were announced and read on the evening of […]

Terramaxka Prize winners announced on the opening of the 2020 Malta Book Festival – virtual edition

The 2020 Malta Book Festival, being held online for the first time, has officially opened this evening with […]

The 2020 Malta Book Festival – virtual edition kicks off tomorrow!

Following months of preparation, the 2020 Malta Book Festival – virtual edition kicks off Wednesday 11 November with […]

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 Malta Book Festival 2020 opens next week – here’s all you need to know

With just over a week to the start of the 2020 Malta Book Festival, featuring a varied events […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Josianne Block

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Josianne Block dwar l-ewwel rumanz tagħha għaż-żgħażagħ 360°. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar […]

Unmissable events at the Malta Book Festival 2020 – virtual edition

The 2020 Malta Book Festival – virtual edition is now almost here. With around 60 events spread over […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Antonio Zammit

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Antonio Zammit. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar l-istil minimalista tiegħu fir-rumanzi li jikteb, […]

Renowned memory trainer and bestselling Israeli author Eran Katz at the 2020 Malta Book Festival – virtual edition

Among the international guests at the 2020 virtual edition of the Malta Book Festival, the National Book Council […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Joseph Caruana

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Joseph Caruana. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar id-dizzjunarju tiegħu Dizzjunarju ta’ Termini Nawtiċi u […]

Launch of the programme of events for the Malta Book Festival 2020 – virtual edition

The National Book Council is pleased to present the cultural programme for the 2020 Malta Book Festival, taking […]

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, […]

The NBC donates books to the correctional facility for juveniles in Imtaħleb

The National Book Council has donated today a large number of books that will go to the Centre […]

A €5 Book Voucher for all students participating in the Malta Book Festival 2020

The Malta Book Festival is an opportunity to develop the basic skills related to the appreciation of books […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Sharon Calleja

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Sharon Calleja. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar ir-rumanzi tagħha u l-ewwel laqgħat tagħha […]

Speak with Salman Rushdie at the Malta Book Festival 2020 during this very special Q&A session

One of the events featuring Sir Salman Rushdie, this year’s special guest of the Malta Book Festival, is […]

Sir Salman Rushdie is the special guest of the 2020 Malta Book Festival – virtual edition

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that Sir Salman Rushdie – one of the most celebrated […]

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 […]

The online switch: a guide to all you need to know about the virtual Malta Book Festival 2020

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

Taħt il-Qoxra: Paulann Grech

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Paulann Grech. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar is-saħħa mentali fi żmien ta’ kriżi, […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Consiglia Azzopardi

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Consiglia Azzopardi. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar is-sengħa u l-istorja wara l-ħidma […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Id-Direttiva tal-UE dwar id-Drittijiet tal-Awtur

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet mal-Kap Eżekuttiv tal-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb, Mark Camilleri, dwar id-Direttiva tal-Unjoni Ewropea dwar […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Pauline Dingli

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Pauline Dingli. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar il-ktieb tagħha Salt Pans in Malta, […]

NBC requests meeting with the Minister for the Economy and reiterates its position on the transposition of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

After requests for a meeting with the Ministry of the Economy, Investment and Small Business (MEIB) were not […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: John Spiteri Gingell

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ John Spiteri Gingell. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-ġabra ta’ kitbiet tiegħu Ħal Maqtugħ […]

National Book Council Publishes Draft Legal Acts For Consultation

Since the convening of the first National Writers’ Congress and the annual consultation meeting with publishers and other […]

The results of the Malta Book Fund 2020 are out

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that the adjudication board of the Malta Book Fund 2020 […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Narcy Calamatta u Iggy Fenech

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Narcy Calamatta u Iggy Fenech. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar il-ġeneru tal-fares […]

An announcement by the National Book Council on the Malta Book Festival 2020

In view of the risks posed by hosting a mass event during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Book […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Karmenu Mallia

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Karmenu Mallia. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-lingwa tal-Esperanto li tagħha huwa espert […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Keith Borg

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Keith Borg. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-ġabra ta’ poeżiji tiegħu ‘Hemm qarsa […]

The National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize 2020 – The shortlist

The National Book Council is hereby announcing the shortlist of books, published in 2019, contending for the 2020 [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Bertram Portelli

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Bertram Portelli. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar in-natura tal-letteratura għaż-żgħażagħ, l-elementi universali f’dil-letteratura, […]

‘Storja ta’ Storja’

The National Book Council is pleased to announce that ‘Storja ta’ Storja’, an eight-part docudrama series featuring award-winning [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Charlie Cauchi u Martin Bonnici

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Charlie Cauchi u Martin Bonnici. Fl-episodju tal-lum iltqajna ma’ Charlie u […]

The Malta Book Festival 2020 – release of the official poster

The National Book Council is pleased to release the official poster of the Malta Book Festival 2020, which […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Mark Calleja

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Mark Calleja. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar id-deċiżjoni tal-kittieb, koxja jew le, li […]

Media scheme for exhibitors // Malta Book Festival 2020

The National Book Council would like to announce the launch of a media scheme for prospective exhibitors of […]

Kwarta Ktieb – a new podcast series by the National Book Council

The National Book Council is proud to present Kwarta Ktieb, a new literature podcast featuring readings from some [...]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Donovan Gatt

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Donovan Gatt. Mal-mistieden tkellimna primarjament dwar il-ġabra ta’ novelli tiegħu Sixpack u […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Doriette Grech

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Doriette Grech. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna primarjament dwar il-ktieb tagħha The Mighty Creatures […]

The 2020 Doreen Micallef National Poetry Contest is now open for entries

The National Book Council is inviting established and emerging poets to participate in the second edition of the […]

#mylibrary #readabook – The NBC launches a new campaign to promote reading

The National Book Council has launched today another campaign aimed at promoting reading and interest in books. #mylibrary #readabook […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Joe Julian Farrugia

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Joe Julian Farrugia. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-ġeneru tal-kitba tal-bijografiji, l-istil tal-kitba […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Janice Caruana

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Janice Caruana. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar il-ktieb tagħha Il-Majjistra u t-twelid fil-komunità […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: John Aquilina

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ John Aquilina. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar il-preokkupazzjoni tal-poeta bis-sinjfikat tat-tluq, il-poeżija tal-post, […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Louise Vella

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Louise Vella. Mal-mistiedna tkellimna dwar l-ewwel ġabra ta’ poeżiji tagħha Lethe: […]

Save the date: Malta Book Festival 2020 // Application form for exhibitors is out

The National Book Council (NBC) is proud to announce the dates of the Malta Book Festival 2020, which […]

Taħt il-Qoxra: Karl Schembri

F’dan l-episodju mis-sensiela Taħt il-Qoxra Rachelle Deguara tkellmet ma’ Karl Schembri. Mal-mistieden tkellimna dwar ir-ribelljoni letterarja, soċjali u politika […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Annual Report for 2019

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Malta Book Festival 2019 comes to an end

   

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 opens tomorrow!

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

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 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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 [...]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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: 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 [...]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 [...]

Annual Report 2018

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

The 17th PLR payment is out

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

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Annual Report 2017

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

National Book Prize 2017

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

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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: 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ 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 […]

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 […]

Annual Report 2016

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

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 […]

London Book Fair 2017

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