The National Book Council is pleased to announce that the 2020 National Book Prize awards ceremony will be streamed on our Facebook page and website – – on 18 December at 7pm. The awards ceremony is being held entirely online for the very first time and we are therefore extending our invitation to the public to join us for the announcement of the best books published locally in 2019.

The National Book Prize is awarded in a number of different categories, including novels, short-stories and poetry, as well as books of general and biographical and historiographic research. In the meantime you can visit the following link to see all of the shortlisted titles for this year’s Prize:

We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage the public to keep reading and purchasing shortlisted Maltese publications and more from the online shops of local publishers. More information from where you can find local publications for sale online can be found here:

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