In our first episode of this new series Luke Galea speaks to the poet Claudia Gauci about the memory, nostalgia and the vulnerability of the author in Immanuel Mifsud’s memoir Fl-Isem tal-Missier (u tal-Iben) (Klabb Kotba Maltin, 2010) and in her poetry collection Max-Xatt tat-Tamarisk (Kotba Calleja, 2022).

Claudia Gauci teaches Maltese at the Junior College and is also a translator. In 2022 she published her second poetry collection, Max-Xatt tat-Tamarisk (Kotba Calleja). She has translated several children’s books into Maltese for Merlin Publishers, including 2019 National Book Prize winner Magni taż-Żmien (2018). Claudia is an active member of Inizjamed.

Books discussed in this episode: 
Immanuel Mifsud, Fl-Isem tal-Missier (u tal-Iben) (Klabb Kotba Maltin, 2010)
Claudia Gauci, Max-Xatt tat-Tamarisk (Kotba Calleja, 2022)

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