The 2021 Campus Book Festival – virtual edition

In collaboration with University of Malta Departments, student organisations and local publishers, we are bringing you a programme of online events curated specifically for an audience of university students and the wider public.

Between the 24-26 of March 2021 we’ll be streaming the entire programme online for free to be viewed from wherever you wish. All our events, including book launches and discussions with the participation of local and international writers and researchers, will be streaming on this page and the National Book Council Facebook page.



Programme of Events

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Book presentation: 'Mattia Preti: Life and Works' by Keith Sciberras - Midsea Books
March 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am
. Mattia Preti spent over 40 years of his artistic life in Malta. Brought to Malta by the […]
Book launch of the Maltese edition of Camus' 'Kaligula' - Faraxa Publishing
March 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
. Another book in the translation series ‘Traduzzjonijiet Faraxa’ by Faraxa Publishing, the play Kaligula originally by Albert […]
Book launch: 'Leading Cases in Maltese Administrative Law' - Kite Group
March 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Maltese: The Protagonist of a New Digital Database - GħMU
March 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Launch of the Maltese edition of Jim Crace's 'Quarantine' - Horizons
March 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Translator Charles Flores will be interviewed by Toni Sant on the narrative and Maltese translation of Jim Crace’s […]
Book launch: 'Ċelel Bla Ħitan' - Horizons
March 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Stephen Lughermo speaks to fellow author Simone Inguanez about his new short story collection Ċelel Bla Ħitan featuring […]
Book club: Discussing Firebird with Mark Doty - NBC
March 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
University students will be discussing the memoir ‘Firebird’ by Mark Doty, international guest at this year’s  Campus Book […]
Philosophy at the interface with technology and artificial intelligence - Dept. of Philosophy UM
March 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Philosophical inquiry is concerned with technology, be it the apparently simple technology of writing or the complexities of […]
Generosity, Love, Creativity, Happiness and Respect: 'Ġikkur' - Faraxa Publishing
March 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Fr Charlò Camilleri lectures Theology at the University of Malta, and in this discussion he speaks with the […]
The Ombudsman - Too soft on the Public Administration? - BDL Books
March 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Dr Ivan Mifsud will be discussing his monograph The Ombudsman Remedy in Malta: Too Soft a Take on […]
Book launch of Alfred Sant's memoir 'Confessions of a European Maltese - The Middle Years' - SKS
March 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Alfred Sant will be discussing with Kurt Sansone his book of memoirs Confessions of a European Maltese – […]
Book presentation: 'Ir-Redentur: History, Art, Cult' by Jonathan Farrugia (ed.) - Midsea Books
March 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Senglea’s Redentur is undoubtedly Malta’s most iconic sacred statue. Revered by many during times of extreme hardship and […]
'Leħen il-Malti': 90 years, 40 editions - GħMU
March 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Taboo! Do Maltese writers need to watch out for what they write in 2021? - Merlin Publishers
March 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
A discussion questioning whether in 2021 authors feel free to write as they like.  It is easy to […]
Book launch: 'Tourism and the Maltese Islands – Observations, reflections and proposals' - Kite Group
March 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
The editors of Tourism and the Maltese Islands  (Kite Group, 2020), Marie Avellino and George Cassar from the […]
The author interview with Mark Doty - NBC
March 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Poet and memoirist Mark Doty, the Campus Festival’s international guest, interviewed by Prof. James Corby on his body […]
Open Mic at the Campus Book Festival - Inizjamed, NBC
March 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Inizjamed’s Open Mic returns for the Campus Book Festival, this time in a virtual setting – don’t forget […]

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