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 Blas (Caritas Malta) which runs rehabilitation programmes for people struggling with substance abuse, among other services. The books were presented at the newly refurbished library of the facility, currently undergoing extensive restructuring....

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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 NBC is now presenting the Draft Writers’ Bill of Economic Rights guaranteeing the basic and minimum economic rights for writers and authors in Malta. This will be the first step for the...

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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, il-fundatur ta’ Klabb Kotba Maltin (1970) u Midsea Books Ltd (1974), kien pijunier fl-industrija tal-kotba f’Malta u miegħu hemm ippubblikati bosta mill-aktar kotba fundamentali fil-letteratura Maltija, fosthom id-dizzjunarji ta’ Ġużè Aquilina u...

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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. As usual, the Festival will be held in November (from Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10) at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. The application is open to all publishers, book distributors, bookshops...

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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 prize-winning Maltese authors, Lou Drofenik and Loranne Vella, for a series of readings and discussions on their works, the Maltese literary landscape, and more. Maltese Literature Nights will be taking place on...

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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 barriers – Contemporary use, models and allocation of ISBN across the world, organised  in collaboration with the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (UK) and Logos. The conference will be held at...

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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 – Contemporary use, models and allocation of ISBN across the world. The National Book Council, in collaboration with Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies and Logos, will be hosting an open conference...

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Cospicua Book Festival for children

The Cospicua Book Festival for Children, a new collaborative project by the National Book Council and the Cospicua Local Council, is a one-day festival that will take place on 29 April at the Bormla waterfront and will be dedicated to children and children’s literature. A total of 5 publishers will...

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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 Council, in collaboration with Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies and Logos, will be hosting an open conference with a list of speakers on the subject of the ISBN. Librarians, academics, ISBN...

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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 of a selection of poems by Dun Karm Psaila, translated into English. The project has been entrusted to the NBC by the government with the aim of ensuring that the poetry of...

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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.   Tul il-karriera tiegħu, Alfred Sant (imwieled fl-1948) kien involut fil-politika, fil-ġurnaliżmu, il-letteratura u t-teatru. Huwa kiteb wkoll artikli għal għadd ta’ ġurnali u perjodiċi. Ir-rumanz tiegħu L-Għalqa tal-Iskarjota, ippubblikat fl-2009, jgħaqqad...

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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.   Saliba rebħet il-Konkors Nazzjonali ta’ Kitba għaż-Żgħażagħ tliet darbiet bir-rumanzi tagħha Inżul ix-Xemx (2011), Bella Berger (2013) u Il-Kulur tal-Lellux (2016). Fl-2014 qalbet mit-Taljan għall-Malti  żewġ rumanzi oħra għall-adolexxenti, Il-Misteru tad-Dniefel tal-Ġebel...

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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 fi Brussell, fejn jaħdem bħala traduttur għall-Unjoni Ewropea. Fl-2011 kien fiċ-ċentru ta’ kontroversja kbira dwar iċ-ċensura f’Malta wara l-pubblikazzjoni tan-novella espliċita tiegħu Li Tkisser Sewwi fil-gazzetta universitarja Realtà . Huwa ppubblika l-ewwel...

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