The Literary Prize was first set up in 1971 for books in Maltese published during the preceding year. Government’s aim was to encourage Maltese literature and to reward the year’s best authors. The first winners were Anton Buttiġieġ with his poetry collection ‘Fl-Arena’ and Francis Ebejer with ‘Id-Drammi Vol. 2’ which contained his three major plays of the sixties: ‘Vaganzi tas-Sajf’, ‘Boulevard’ and ‘Menz’. Back then, each author was awarded the sum of Lm80. A total of twelve books participated in the first ever literary prize and the jury was composed of Dr. A.V. Depasquale, Prof. Ġużè Aquilina, Prof. Ġużè Galea, Mr. Erin Serracino Inglott and Mr. Charles Coleiro.

Fast forward to this day and it is safe to say that what we now refer to as the National Book Prize has undergone as many changes in its name, structure, prize allocation and venue as it has awarded deserving authors. 1982 marked a break in the history of the Literary Prize when the prize was suspended due to a lack of funds and it was reinstated again in 1988 to award books published throughout 1987.

With the formation of the National Book Council in 2001, the organisation of the Prize passed completely into the Council’s hands and since then collaborative efforts have been made to continuously review the prize regulations, remits, categories and adjudication process to ensure a most professional and transparent result.

The current Book Council is prioritizing data collection more than ever before and today it is presenting a definitive list of all prize winners since the Prize’s inception to further substantiate its commitment to the cause. Special thanks goes to Mr. Victor Fenech and Mr. Joe Debattista for helping with back-dating and research as well as their marked dedication to Malta’s literary scene.

     
YEAR 1971: BOOKS 1970O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1Fl-ArenaAnton ButtigiegUnion Press
1Drammi Vol. 2Francis EbejerFrancis Ebejer
 
YEAR 1972: BOOKS 1971O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1L-IsqaqĠuże' ChetcutiKlabb Kotba Maltin
1Nixxiegħa, it-tieni ġabra: Raħbi l-GħaribPatri V. SammutA & C Aquilina
 
YEAR 1973: BOOKS 1972O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1Wara IbsenĠuże' DiaconoMelitensia Publications
1Tlikki Tlikki ma' WenzuMichael Spiteri (Kilin)Klabb Kotba Maltin
 
YEAR 1974: BOOKS 1973O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1Drammi Vol. 3Francis EbejerFrancis Ebejer
1Il-ħidma letterarja ta' Ninu CremonaA.M. PreviKlabb Kotba Maltin
 
YEAR 1975: BOOKS 1974O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1Aquilina u l-MaltiĠuże' Cassar PullicinoKlabb Kotba Maltin
1Il-Poeżiji MiġburaWallace GuliaLux Press
 
YEAR 1976: BOOKS 1975O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1Ħal Luqa Niesha u ĠrajjiethaG. MicallefG. Micallef
1Il-Mara li GħexetG. SciclunaKlabb Kotba Maltin
 
YEAR 1977: BOOKS 1976O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1It-tfajla bil-Fjur fuq SidirhaAlbert CassolaKlabb Kotba Maltin
 
YEAR 1978: BOOKS 1977-78O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1Manwel MagriS. MalliaIstitut Kommunikazzjoni Soċjali
 
YEAR 1980: BOOKS 1979O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1L-GħasafarSultana & GauciSoċjeta Ornitoloġika (MOS)
1Ġarġir mal-ĦerżaM. VellaVeritas Press
 
YEAR 1981: BOOKS 1980O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1Maż-ewġ Naħat tas-SwarCarmelo TestaKlabb Kotba Maltin
1Għaxar Snin WaraG. MicallefG. Micallef
 
YEAR 1982: BOOKS 1981O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1Ma' Mewġiet il-ħsiebAlfred DegabrieleVexillina
 
YEAR 1988: BOOKS 1987O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1Il-Ktieb tal-Poeżija Maltija Vol. 1 & 2Oliver FriggieriKlabb Kotba Maltin
2Tbissima u TagħlimaE. CamilleriE. Camilleri
2Ħolm u FantasijaP. CiniInterprint
3Ħolm tal-MiliedTrevor ZahraPubblikazzjonijiet Bugelli
 
YEAR 1989: BOOKS 1988O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1Ħajt li JifredP. CaruanaKlabb Kotba Maltin
2Ilsienna: Studji GrammatikaliA. BorgĦas-Sajjied
3Not awarded
 
YEAR 1991: BOOKS 1990O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1Il-GirnaMikiel FsadniPubblikazzjonijiet Dumnikani
2L-OdisseaVictor XuerebMinisteru tal-Edukazzjoni
3Storja tal-Inkwiżizzjoni ta' Malta, Vol. IAlexander BonniciFranġiskani Konventwali
 
YEAR 1992: BOOKS 1991O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1PacevilleFrans SammutMerlin Library
2Divina CommediaAlfred PalmaAlfred Palma
3GħeluqPaul P. BorgDip. Tat-Tagħrif Partit tal-Ħaddiema
 
YEAR 1993: BOOKS 1992O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1KadenziJoe FriggieriFilprint
2Ilma, Blat u ĦajjaBaldacchino & SchembriMalta University Services
3Il-Kitba ta' Santa Tereża tal-Bambin Ġesu' Vol. 3A. BusuttilKarmelitani Tereżjani
 
YEAR 1994: BOOKS 1993O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1PoeżijiA. MizziMireva
2Fjur tal-IlmaG. BorgPubblikazzjoni Akkademja tal-Malti
3PreludjiAlfred PalmaPalprint
 
YEAR 1995: BOOKS 1994O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1Is-Seba' Tronġiet MewwijaTrevor ZahraMerlin Library
2Il-Ħolma MaltijaFrans SammutDip. Tat-Tagħrif Partit tal-Ħaddiema
3Fid-Dell tal-Kattidral u Drammi OħraAlfred SantP.E.G.
 
YEAR 1996: BOOKS 1995O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1L-Istudji Kritiċi MiġburaOliver FriggieriTal-Qroqq University
2Noti mis-Sanatorju tal-MistiċiM. AzzopardiPubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
3It-Tapit ImsaħħarMichael Spiteri (Kilin)Media Centre
 
YEAR 1997: BOOKS 1996O.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
1It-Tnax il-Lejl/Macbeth/ Il-Kummiedja ta' l-Iżbalji/It-TempestaAlfred PalmaAlfred Palma
Il-Ħolma ta' Lejla f'nofs is-Sajf/L-Imqarba Mmansata/I-Re Lear
2LubienTrevor ZahraMerlin Library
3Fejn Jixrob il-Qasab tas-SajfLino SpiteriP.E.G.
Special Prize awarded to Prof. Oliver Friggieri for his book Dizzjunarju ta' Termini Letterarji
 
YEAR 1998: BOOKS 1997
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Fiction1Ma Ngħatax
Non-Fiction1Ugo P. Mifsud: Prim Ministru u Patrijott (1889-1942)J. CamilleriPubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Poetry1L-Aħħar Rimi: poeżiji, poeproża 1987-97V. FenechPubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Drama1Ma Ngħatax
Children's Literature1L-Għaxar Anniversarju: il-KlabbCharles CashaMerlin Library
Research1L-Estitika MaltijaJ. AttardMireva Publications
Translation1Santa Tereża tal-Bambin Ġesu': l-ittriA. BusuttilPubb. Karmelitana Tereżjana
Special Prize awarded to Ġ. Bartolo for the book Makbett
 
YEAR 1999: BOOKS 1998
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Fiction1Ċikku Fenech: il-Qtil, il-Ħarba, il-BidwiPaul P. BorgPaul P. Borg
Non-Fiction1Ħbiebi l-Awturi Maltin: ġrajja awtobijografikaĠuże' ChetcutiP.E.G.
Poetry1Vetrati MilwienaAchille MizziP.E.G.
Drama1Mid-Djarju ta' SaraJoe FriggieriMerlin Library
Children's Literature1Tużżana: stejjer għat-tfal minn 12-il kittiebaTrevor Zahra u Ġorġ Mallia (Edit.)Merlin Library
Research1It-Trejdjoniżmu f'Malta Vol. 3Karmenu Ellul GaleaPubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Translation1Santa Tereża tal-Bambin ĠesuFr Anġeliku BusuttilPubb.Karmelitana Tereżjana
Special Prizes awarded to:  Michael Falzon for L-Orħos Offerta; Prof. Oliver Friggieri for Poeżiji and Charles Farrugia for L-Imqabba mal-Medda taż-żmien.
Publishers Prize awarded to Sensiela Mireva Kittieba Maltin
YEAR 2000: BOOKS 1999
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Fiction1Rabta ĊoffAlfie Guillaumier
Non-Fiction1Il-KaċċaAldo Azzopardi
Poetry1Iżda mhux bissMaria Grech Ganado
Drama1Qabel tiftaħ l-Inkjesta u drammi oħraAlfred Sant
Children's Literature1Il-Ġnien u l-ArkaCarmel S. Aquilina
Research1In-Novella MaltijaCharles Briffa
Translation1L-IljadeVictor Xuereb
Melitensia1The Dgħajsa and other traditional Maltese boatsJoseph Muscat
Best Book DesignKullana KulturaliMedia Link Communications
Special PrizeIl-Ħajja ta' KelbĠorġ Peresso
Special PrizeŻiffa u Stejjer OħraVincent Vella
Special PrizeL-Istorja tat-Trasport f'MaltaGuido Lanfranco
 
YEAR 2001: BOOKS 2000
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Fiction1ProvenzTrevor ZahraMerlin Library Ltd.
2Nbid ta' KuljumĠuże' StagnoMinima Publishers
Non-Fiction1John F. Marks 1894-1954: ħajtu u ħidmietuEdwin CamilleriP.E.G.
2L-Istituti ta' ħajja KkonsagrataAlexander BonniciPubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Poetry1Marjanu Vella (Poeżiji)Fr. Paul GaleaMireva Publications
2AlfaSalv Sammut et al
Children's Literature1ĠummienuCharles CashaKlabb Kotba Maltin
2Bongi Wongi u Versi oħra għat-tfalJesmond GrechKlabb Kotba Maltin
Research1Il-Mużika ta' Malta sa l-aħħar tas-Seklu TmintaxJoseph Vella BondinPubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
2Qxur, Biċċiet u Ppri tal-BaħarCarmel Pule'Pubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Translation1Il-Qur'anPatri Edmund TeumaProvinċja OFM Konv.
2Kollox għal Alla Waħdu: l-ewwel VolumPatri Anġeliku M. BusuttilPubb. Karmelitana Tereżjana
Book in another language1Histories of Malta - Deceptions & Perceptions Vol.IGiovanni BonelloFondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
2The Origins of Maltese Statehood: A Case Study of Decolonization in the Mediterranean Henry Frendo
Best Design for Maltese BookBongi Wongi u versi oħra għat-tfalJesmond GrechKlabb Kotba Maltin
Best Design for Book in another languageHistories of Malta - Deceptions & Perceptions Vol.IGiovanni BonelloFondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
Special PrizePoeżiji - Ġorġ PisaniPaul G. PisaniMireva Publications
Prize for the best illustrator of Children's Books awarded to Frank Schembri for his book 'Ġummienu'
 
YEAR 2002: BOOKS 2001
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Fiction1Not awarded
2Not awarded
Non-Fiction1Kif Għedtlek WenzMikiel SpiteriPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
2Dun Ġorġ: ġrajjiet minn ħajtuĠorġ BorgLibrerija Preca
Poetry1Ma IngħataxFr. Paul GaleaMireva Publications
2Il-Ktieb tar-Riħ u l-FjuriImmanuel Mifsud
Drama1Not awarded
2Not awarded
Children's Literature1Puttinu u ToninuPhilip Farrugia RandonHSBC Malta plc
2L-Avventuri ta' Roderick u GridoroCarmel G. CauchiMerlin Library Ltd.
Research1Il-PreistorjaAnthony BonannoPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
2L-Għasafar ta' MaltaJoe SultanaPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Translation1Not awarded
2Not awarded
Book in another language1Histories of Malta - Figments & Fragments Vol.IIGiovanni BonelloFondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
2Palace of the Grand Masters in VallettaJohn ManducaFondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
Best Design for Maltese BookL-Għasafar ta' MaltaJoe SultanaPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Best Design for Book in another languagePalace of the Grand Masters in VallettaJohn ManducaFondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
Special PrizeĊensu Tabone: The Man and His CenturyHenry Frendo
Prize for the best illustrator of Children's Books awarded to Marisa Attard for the book 'Jien kamra kerha'
 
YEAR 2003: BOOKS 2002
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Fiction1L-Istejjer Strambi ta' Sara Sue SammutImmanuel MifsudMinima Publishers
2DemgħatPaul P. BorgKlabb Kotba Maltin
Non-Fiction1Kittieba ĦbiebiĠuże' ChetcutiS.K.S.
2Xogħol, Ġaħġiħ u Snajja li SpiċċawGuido LanfrancoBieb Bieb Enterprises
Poetry1Not awarded
2Mewġiet tal-ħemdaCharles Bezzina
Drama1Il-Festa tal-BandieriOreste Calleja
2Not awarded
Children's Literature1X'tixtiequ jagħmel il-fenekTrevor ZahraMerlin Library Ltd.
2Mewta nkun waħdiJoanna CassarKlabb Kotba Maltin
Research1L-Astronomija f'MaltaFrank VenturaPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
2LexiconFrans SammutS.K.S.
Translation1Not awarded
2Not awarded
Book in another language1Histories of Malta - Versions & Diversions III Giovanni BonelloFondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
2Antique Furniture in MaltaJohn ManducaP.E.G.
Best Design for Maltese Book awarded to Publikazzjonijiet Indipendenza for Graffiti Marittimi Maltin by Joseph Muscat
Best Design for Book in another language awarded to Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti for Histories of Malta - Versions & Diversions III by Giovanni Bonello
Prize for the best illustrator of children's books awarded to Trevor Zahra for the book Din l-Art u kull ma fiha
 
YEAR 2004: BOOKS 2003
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Fiction1Not awarded
2Xemx Wisq SabiħaĠuże' StagnoMinima Publishers
Non-Fiction1Kelinu Vella Haber-ħidmietu u l-Moviment tal-MaltiPaul P. Borg
2Ġuże' Chetcuti: ħajti mill-Bidu sa Qrib it-TmiemĠuże' ChetcutiUnion Print Limited
Poetry1ArpeġġiTherese Pace
2SamsaraJosette AttardMireva Publications
Drama1Żewġ DrammiJoe FriggieriFilprint Publications
2www.gużeppimattew callus.com/forka flok teżorEvarist BartoloS.K.S.
Children's Literature1Not awarded
2Il-Ħarba taż-żrinġijietRita Antoinette BorgEnchanted Grove Publications
Research1Il-Kwadri ex-voto marittimi MaltinJoseph MuscatPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
2Il-Ktieb MaltiVictor FenechPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Translation1Not awarded
2Stejjer mill-BibbjaPierre J. MejlakMerlin Library Ltd.
Book in another language1Valletta Citta nuova: A Map History (1566-1600)Albert GanadoP.E.G.
2Histories of Malta - Convictions and Conjectures IVGiovanni BonelloFondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
Best Design for Maltese BookIl-Kuntrarju bl-IstampiPawlu MizziKlabb Kotba Maltin
Best Design for Book in another languageValletta Citta Nuova: a Map History (1566-1600)Albert GanadoP.E.G.
Prize for the best illustrator of children's books awarded to Marisa Attard for the book Il-kuntrarju bl-istampi
 
YEAR 2005: BOOKS 2004
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Fiction1Tliet Nisa u MaraMariella Pisani BenciniKlabb Kotba Maltin
2L-Appartament fir-raba' sularCharles CashaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Non-Fiction1Sireni u SerenatiLina BrockdorffKlabb Kotba Maltin
2FolklorGuido LanfrancoKlabb Kotba Maltin
Poetry1Not awarded
2Mas-Sebħ GħasafarJohn CremonaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Drama1Pawlu ReduxOreste Calleja
2Ċella Numru 5/ il-Borg PisaniAnthony Portelli
Children's Literature1Not awarded
2Stejjer li Kibru fl-ArtImmanuel MifsudKlabb Kotba Maltin
Research1Is-Sorijiet Ġerosolimitani, il-Knisja u l-Monasteru ta' Sant'Ursola VallettaĠorġ AquilinaP.E.G.
2Storja ta' Malta: 'Żmien l-Ingliżi - is-Seklu Dsatax'Henry FrendoKlabb Kotba Maltin
Translation1L-EnejdeVictor XuerebPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
2Not awarded
Book in another language1Antoine Favray (1706-1798): A French Artist in Rome,Stephen DegiorgioFondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
Malta and ConstantinopleEmmanuel Fiorentino
2Roman Baroque Sculpture for the Knights of MaltaKeith SciberrasFondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
Best Design for Maltese Book to P.E.G. for Is-Sorijiet Ġerosolimitani, il-Knisja u l-Monasteru ta' Sant'Ursola Valletta by Ġorġ Aquilina
Best Design for Book in another language awarded to AVC Publications for Caravaggio Knight of Malta by Philip Farrugia Randon
Prize for best illustrator of children's books awarded to Victor Falzon for the book Għasafar Madwarna
 
YEAR 2006: BOOKS 2005
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels and Short Stories in Maltese1Meta Jdellel il-QamarLino SpiteriP.E.G.
2KimikaImmanuel MifsudKlabb Kotba Maltin
Novels and Short Stories in another language1The Cassandra CurseFiorella de MariaProgress Press Co. Ltd.
Translated Literary Prose1La Symphonie Pastorale-Is-Sinfonija PastoraliToni AquilinaAgenda
Non-Fiction1Not awarded
2Drawwiet u Ħajja mill-Istorja ta' MaltaGuido LanfrancoWise Owl Publications
Religious Books1Mulej, Mexxi l-Erwieħ lejn il-ĠennaAnton Gauci
Lifestyle Books1Malta in World War IIAlbert GanadoP.E.G.
Translated Non-Fiction1Fonti għall-Ħajja ta' San Franġisk t'AssisiNoel MuscatTAU
Non-Fiction in another language1The WatercoloursJohn Martin Borg
Textbooks1Klikk 3M.Montebello u C. TaboneKlabb Kotba Maltin
Poetry in Maltese1Mill-Blat Insawwar ħolmaĠorġ Borg
2GħeluqVictor Fenech
Poetry in another language1Cracked CanvasMaria Grech Ganado
Drama in Maltese1Bagalja ĦolmVincent VellaAPS Bank
2Not awarded
Research1Paintings of the Cathedral Museum MdinaAntonio Espinosa Rodriguez
2The Human Form in Neolothic MaltaIsabelle Vella GregoryMidsea Books Ltd.
Children's literature1Jien ma Nħobbx NaqraJoanne CassarKlabb Kotba Maltin
2Kieku KiekuTrevor ZahraMerlin Library Ltd.
Adolescents' literature1Not awarded
2SfidiTrevor ZahraMerlin Library Ltd.
Children and Adolescents' Literature in Translation1Enċiklopedija għat-TfalPierre J. MeilaqMerlin Library Ltd.
Best Design for Book in Maltese awarded to Pubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza for Album ta' L-Istorja: Partit Nazzjonalista 125 Sena Servizz by Martin Camilleri
Best Design for Book in another language awarded to Midsea Books Limited for Cronologia dei Gran Maestri dello Spedale della Sacra Religione Militare di S.Gio. Gerosolimitano e dell'Ordine del Santo Sepolcro oggi detti di Malta by John Edward Critien
Prize for the best illustrator of children's books awarded to Greta Borg Carbott for both Jien ma Nħobbx Naqra by Joanne Cassar and Senduq Maġiku by Clare Azzopardi
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Mikiel Spiteri (Kilin)
 
YEAR 2007: BOOKS 2006
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels and Short Stories in Maltese1Il-Linja l-ĦadraClare AzzopardiMerlin Library
2Storja TinkitebKunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ilsien MaltiKlabb Kotba Maltin
Novels and Short Stories in another language1Of Craft and Honour and a Templar's ChroniclesGeorge Gregory ButtigiegMiller Publications
Translated Literary Prose1Ir-Ritratt ta' Dorian GrayAlfred PalmaWise Owl Publications
Non-Fiction1Logħob, Taqbil u Ġugarelli tat-Tfal MaltinGuido LanfrancoWise Owl Publications
2KassjopeaMaurice Mifsud Bonnici
Religious Books1Passaġġi Vol. 1 u 2Tony SciberrasLibrerija Preca
Translated Non-Fiction1Verġni għal Kristu: L-Ordo Virginum Ħajja Kkonsagrata Dejjem ġdidaEdmund TeumaĊAK
Non-Fiction in another language1Beautiful Creations with GanutellCatherine Balzan
Textbooks1Il-Ġaħan ta' MadwarnaDoris Vella CamilleriColour Image
Poetry in Maltese1Bil-VarloppaLouis BriffaP.E.G. Ltd.
2Siegħa Vjola: Poeżija 1993-2005Joseph Buttigieg
Drama in Maltese1Is-Sejħa taż-żmien - żewġ drammiJoseph Vella BondinKlabb Kotba Maltin
2Mhux Skond iz-ZokkTony C. CutajarMichael Deguara
Translated Drama1Sa ma Jasal GodotToni AquilinaAPS Bank
Research1Melchiorre GafàKeith SciberrasMidsea Books Ltd.
2Malta the Medieval MillenniumCharles DalliMidsea Books Ltd.
Children's Literature1Id-Drawwiet: Kullana għat-TfalTony C. CutajarPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
2TrasportCharles CashaPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Adolescents' Literature1SħabTrevor ZahraMerlin Library
2RealtàCharles Daniel SalibaWise Owl Publications
Poetry for Children and Adolescents1Laqt u XiberCarmel G. Cauchi
Children and Adolescent Literature in Translation1Old Folk Tales of the Maltese IslandsVictor FenechKotba Merill
Children and Adolescent Literature in another language1The Frogs and the FishRosanne Caruana ButtigiegWise Owl Publications
Prize for the best illustrator of children's books awarded to Manuel Zammit for the book series Kullana għat-Tfal
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Michael Schiavone
 
YEAR 2008: BOOKS 2007
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels and Short-Stories in Maltese1Ġuże' Bonnici in-NovelliMark A. SammutGħaqda tal-Malti
2SepjaTrevor ZahraMerlin Library Ltd.
Novels and Short-Stories in English1In Search of Carmen CaruanaLou Drofenik
Translated Literary Prose1La Malta RevoCarmel MalliaUlrich Becker
Non-Fiction1The Politics of PersuasionGuido De MarcoAllied Publications
1Richard Ellis: The Photography CollectionNatalino FenechBDL
Religious Books1Jiem tad-Deheb: San Ġorġ Preca: minn Twelidu sa Sena wara l-KanonizazzjoniJoe MicallefPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Translated Non-Fiction1Il-Vjaġġ tal-BeaglePaul SammutWise Owl Publications
Textbooks1Sixth Form College PhysicsAlfred C. XuerebAllied Publications
Poetry in Maltese1Eklissi PerpetwiAchille MizziKlabb Kotba Maltin
2O Għatx Imkebbes FjammaJoe P. Galea
Poetry in another language and Poetry in Translation1Voices from the Land of TreesAbigail Ardelle ZammitSmokestack Publishers
Drama in Maltese1Caravaggio: l-InkjestaJoe FriggieriKlabb Kotba Maltin
2Ma Ngħatax
Biographical and Historical Research1Carmelo Mangion: His Life and Works - 1905-1997Joseph Paul CassarMidsea Books Ltd.
1Charles Frederick de Brockhorff: watercolours of Malta at the National Library, VallettaBernardine SciclunaMalta National Library
General Research1L-Għasafar li Jbejtu fl-Ambjenti Naturali tal-GżejjerAlfred E. BaldacchinoMUPL Ltd.
MaltinJohn Azzopardi
2L-Ikona, il-Vanġelu bil-KulurThomas CallejaReliġjon u Ħajja
Children's Fiction1Dun ĠorġEmanuel CurmiPreca Publications
2Senduq Kuluri AħmarClare AzzopardiMerlin Library Ltd.
Adolescents' Fiction1Riħ IsfelPierre J. MejlakMerlin Library Ltd.
2Alicia Titkellem mill-ImwietMario AzzopardiMerlin Library Ltd.
Children and Adolescent Non-Fiction1Daqq, Għana u Zfin MaltiAnna Borg CardonaP.E.G. Ltd.
Children and Adolescent Literature in translation and/or in another language1Ir-rakkont il-kbir tal-Bibbja: it-Testment il-ĠdidThomas CallejaReliġjon u Ħajja
Prize for the Best Design for a Book in Maltese awarded to Merlin Library Limited for Sqaq l-Infern by Loranne Vella and Simon Bartolo
Prize for the Best Design for a Book in another language awarded to Book Distributors Limited for Richard Ellis: The Photography Collection by Natalino Fenech
Prize for the Best Designer for a Book in Maltese awarded to Michael J. Schiavone for the book series Kullana tat-tfal
Prize for the Best Designer for a Book in another language awarded to Joseph Mizzi for Gorgeous Gozo by Charles Cini
Prize for the Best Illustrator of children's books awarded to Frank Schembri for Is-Sigriet ta' Għajnejn il-Kobra
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Guido Lanfranco
 
YEAR 2009: BOOKS 2008
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels and Short Stories in Maltese1Xandru Miżżewweġ u GayBenny CashaBronk Productions Ltd.
2Il-ħajja sigrieta tan-Nanna ĠenoveffaTrevor ZahraMerlin Library Ltd.
Novels and Short Stories in another language1Dead EndPaul GrechAllied Publications
Non-Fiction1Fjuri li ma JinxfuxOliver FriggieriKlabb Kotba Maltin
2Il-ġenn li Jżommni f'SiktiTrevor ZahraMerlin Library Ltd.
Religious Books1Santa Liena Imperatriċi AwgustaAlbert SammutRev. Kan. Pawl Gauci
Textbooks1A Miracol MostrareMario VellaMerlin Library Ltd.
Poetry in Maltese1Ġabra ta' LeġġendiJoseph SciberrasPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
2Meta Siket il-BaħarCharles Bezzina
Biographical and Historical Research1Sails around Malta: Types of Sea VesselsJoseph MuscatPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
1600BC - 1900AD
2Printing in Malta 1642-1839William ZammitGutenberg
General Research1Il-Letteratura Maltija: L-Istorja tar-NarrattivaCharles BriffaMalta University Publishing
2Cross-Currents: Critical Essays on Art and Culture in MaltaRaphael VellaAllied Publications
Children's Literature1Meta l-Milied ma ġiexClare AzzopardiMerlin Library Ltd.
2Lilla Mormijja BarraNatalie PortelliWise Owl Publications
Adolescents' Literature1Wied WirdienSimon Bartolo/Loranne VellaMerlin Library Ltd.
2Xi Mkien IeħorLisa FalzonMerlin Library Ltd.
Children and Adolescent Non-Fiction1Il-FjuriArthur SammutPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Children and Adolescent Literature in translation and/or in another language1Milly, Molly u l-BandliFrans A. AttardUptrend Publishing
Prize for the Best Design for a Book in Maltese awarded to  Merlin Library for X'imkien Ieħor by Lisa Falzon
Prize for the Best Design for a Book in another language awarded to Midsea Books Limited for Antique Collecting in Malta by R. Attard u R. Azzopardi
Prize for the best Translation to Maltese or another language awarded to Victor Fenech for Il-Profeta
Prize for the Most Creative Book awarded to Adrian Grima and Immanuel Mifsud for Riħ min-Nofsinhar
Prize for the Best Illustrator of Children's Books awarded to Mark Scicluna for Meta l-Milied ma ġiex
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Pawlu Mizzi
 
YEAR 2010: BOOKS 2009
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels and Short Stories in Maltese1Qed Nistennik Nieżla max-XitaPierre J. MejlakMerlin Library Ltd.
2ŻewġAlex Vella Gera
245Chris GruppettaMerlin Library Ltd.
Non-Fiction1Panoramic Malta and GozoDaniel CiliaBDL
2It-Tifel tan-NannaĠorġ PeressoHorizons
Textbooks1Il-Qari tal-Letteratura bejn Esperjenza u KritikaTerence PortelliAllied Publications
Poetry in Maltese1Weraq Sfajjar fix-XagħriMaruice Mifsud Bonnici
2Id-Demm Nieżel Bħax-XitaAdrian Grima/Karl SchembriEdizzjoni Skarta
2BlietNorbert BugejaEdizzjoni Skarta Emma Delezio
Poetry in another language1Poesie, Poems, PoeżijaJohn J. CremonaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Drama in Maltese1Ħitan bil-MoffaJoseph Vella BondinBronk Productions
2Ippermettili NitlaqAlfred ButtigiegKlabb Kotba Maltin
Biographical and Historical Research1Jewellery in MaltaFrancesca BalzanFondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti
2Baroque Painting MaltaKeith SciberrasMidsea Books Ltd.
General Research1Dan Hu l-Islam: Taħriġ ta' TifsirEdmund TeumaĊAK
2Exploring the Maltese Media LandscapeJoseph Borg, Adrian HillmanAllied Publications
Mary Anne Lauri
Children's Literature1Il-Każ Kważi Kollu tal-Aħwa DemolizzClare AzzopardiMerlin Library Ltd.
2Ir-Re Pankrazju Jagħlaq mitt SenaClare AzzopardiMerlin Library Ltd.
2Id-dar ta' Sqaq il-ForkaIvan De BattistaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Adolescents' Literature1Il-Ġnien tad-DmugħSimon Bartolo/Loranne VellaMerlin Library Ltd.
2L-Aħħar ġranet ta' Ciorni u Stejjer OħraMario AzzopardiMerlin Library Ltd.
Children and Adolescents' Poetry or Drama1ParoliTrevor żahraMalta Union of Teachers
Children and Adolescent Literature in translation and/or in another language1Don't Cross the Road, Holly! /Taqsamx it-Triq Fuxa!Rita Antoinette BorgEnchanted Grove Publications
Prize for the Best Design for a Book in Maltese awarded to Mario Schiavone for Inservi: Ħidma Politika 1969-2009 by Michael Schiavone and Leonard Callus
Prize for the Best Design for a Book in another language awarded to Joseph Mizzi għall-ktieb Baroque Paintings in Malta by Keith Sciberras
Prize for the best Translation to Maltese or another language awarded to Charles Abela Mizzi for Il-Politika tal-Persważjoni
Prize for the Best Illustrator of Children's Books awarded to Mark Scicluna for: Il-Każ Kważi Kollu tal-Aħwa Demolizz; Ir-Re Pankrazju Jagħlaq mitt Sena and Jake Cassar Isalva r-Renju ta' Re Pankrazju
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Alfred Palma
 
YEAR 2011: BOOKS 2010
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels and Short Stories in Maltese1Ix-Xitwa ta' Wara s-SjufVictor FenechHorizons
1PenumbraTrevor ZahraMerlin Publishers Limited
Novels and Short Stories in another language1Cast the Long ShadowLou DrofenikNational Biographic
Non-Fiction1Seasonal and Sustainable Cooking for Healthy LivingKaren MugliettAllied Publications
2Irrid NgħixAnnabelle VassalloKlabb Kotba Maltin
Religious Books1Salmi Responsorjali u MużikaAnton BriffaProv. Patrijiet Kappuċċini Malta
Textbooks1Iċ-ĊavettaDavid Muscat/Carmen MamoL-Istitut Paulo Freire
Poetry in Maltese1Leħnek il-Libsa TiegħiJohn AquilinaEdizzjoni Skarta
2Skizzi tal-KarnivalMario AzzopardiHorizons
Translation1BeowulfCharles BriffaPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Biographical and Historical Reasearch1Francesco ZahraKeith SciberrasMidsea Books Ltd.
1Pioneers of Modern Art in Malta Vol.1 : The Birth of a Maltese Modern Artistic AestheticJoseph Paul CassarPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
General Research1A Complete Guide to the Birds of MaltaNatalino FenechMidsea Books Ltd.
2The Way We AteMatty CremonaMidsea Books Ltd.
Children's Literature1Buġi Miki u JakeTricia Fenech FabriMerlin Publishers Limited
1Ħadd ma Jista' JidħakTrevor ZahraMerlin Publishers Limited
Adolescents' Literature1L-Aħħar ħolmaJohn A. BonelloMerlin Publishers Limited
2Tik Tok is-SagħtejnEdgar FormosaHorizons
Children and Adolescent Non-Fiction1Il-LingwaCharles BriffaPublikazzjonijiet Indipendenza
Children and Adolescent Literature in translation and/or in another language1Milly u Molly JikkampjawFrans A. AttardUptrend Publishing
Prize for the Best Design of a Book in Maltese awarded to Media Maker Ltd. and Allied Publications for Strada Stretta: it-Triq li Darba Xegħlet il-Belt by Ġorġ Cini
Prize for the Best Design of a Book in another language awarded to Michael Lowell and Joseph Mizzi for Edward Caruana Dingli (1876-1965): Portraits, Views and Folkloristic Scenes by Fondazjoni Patrimonju Malti
Prize for the Best Illustrator of Children's Books awarded to Derek Fenech for Buġi, Miki u Jake
 
YEAR 2012: BOOKS 2011
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels and Short Stories in Maltese1Dak il-Lejl Lħallik TgħidPierre J. MejlakMerlin Publishers Limited
2Bħal f'DizzjunarjuAlfred SantSKS
Novels and Short Stories in another language1Slippery StepsVincent VellaHorizons
Non-Fiction1Ilwien il-Festi Maltin Vol. 1Andrew BorgDeer Publications
2The Times Picture Annual 2011Darin Zammit LupiAllied Publications
Textbooks12 MTClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Limited
Poetry in Maltese1Jumping PuddlesAlbert MarshallOutlook Coop
2SpiralJoe SalibaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Drama in Maltese1L-Interdett taħt is-SoddaClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers
2Għasir il-BniedemJoseph Vella BondinBronk Productions
Translation1Dawl id-DinjaJoe DebonoReliġjon u Ħajja
Biographical and Historical Research1The Maritime History of MaltaCharles Cini
2Malta's Philosophy and PhilosophersMark MontebelloPubblikazzjoni Indipendenza
General Research1Il-Franġiskani Maltin (Ta' Ġieżu) 1482c-1965cĠorġ AquilinaMidsea Books Ltd.
2The Breeding Birds of MaltaJoe Sultana/John J. Borg/Charles Gauci/Victor FalzonBirdlife/BDL
Children's Literature1Ħadd ma Jista' Jkanta jew Idoqq Strumenti tal-BandaTrevor ZahraMerlin Publishers Limited
2Il-Milied tal-AnġliIvan De BattistaKlabb Kotba Maltin
2Metamorfosi tal-Mama'Simone GaleaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Adolescent Literature1Kulħadd bl-Istorja TiegħuCarmel G. CauchiPubblikazzjoni Preca
2Magna TM MaterLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers Limited
Prize for the Best Design of a Book in Maltese awarded to Julia Farrugia for Meta l-Mkunga twelled by Julia Farrugia
Prize for the Best Design of a Book in another language awarded to Doris Micallef for Paintings of Malta & Gozo by Doris Micallef
Prize for the Best Illustrator of Children's Books awarded to Davida Flores for Il-Ħbieb tagħna l-Annimali
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Prof. Oliver Friggieri
 
YEAR 2013: BOOKS 2012
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels and Short Stories in Maltese1Is-Sriep Reġgħu Saru VelenużiAlex Vella GeraMerlin Publishers Limited
2Ir-Raġel ta' WaħduĠorġ PeressoHorizons
Non-Fiction1Joseph Vella Bondin: DrammaturguCharles BriffaKlabb Kotba Maltin
2Ilwien il-Festi Maltin: Vol. 2Andrew Borg/Mark MicallefDeer Publications
Religious Books1Kristoterapija: Fejqan SħiħElias VellaReliġjon u Ħajja
Textbooks13. MTClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Limited
Lifestyle Books1My FavouritesPeter DacoutrosMidsea Books Ltd.
Poetry in Maltese1Il-Fabbrikant tal-Marjunetti Poeżiji u Poesaġġ 2012Mario AzzopardiHorizons
2Sekonda Qabel Tqum/A Second before WakingClaudia GauciEdizzjoni Skarta
Poetry in another language1Spring Rain/Winter BluesVictor FenechHorizons
Drama in Maltese1L-għanja taċ-Ċinju u il-Ġnien ta' EsopuJoe FriggieriHorizons
2Dwar Menopawsi, Minorenni u Muturi High SpeedAlfred ButtigiegKlabb Kotba Maltin
Translation1Il-Bibbja: Ir-Raba' EdizzjoniGħaqda Biblika Maltija
Biographical and Historical Research1Mintoff: Il-Bniedem u l-IstorjaMario CutajarSKS
2Sicut Lilium: Devozzjoni u Ritwal tul is-SekliCharles J. FarrugiaSoċjeta Mużikali tal-Ġilju
General Research1Speakers' Rulings in the Parliament of Malta: The Legislative Assembly 1921-1924, first volume, parts one and twoRaymond MangionParlament ta' Malta
2Aphorisms: Wisdom of a Philosopher in ExileMark Montebello/Francis GaleaSKS
Children's Literature1KidaneClare AzzopardiJesuit Refugee Service Malta
2Kif Jaħsibhom Mastru GerfexCarmel G. CauchiMerlin Publishers Limited
Adolescents' Literature1Is-Sitt AħwaJohn A. BonelloMerlin Publishers Limited
2Din Mhux LogħbaAdrian GrimaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Children and Adolescent Literature in translation and/or in another language1DeformitySimon BartoloMerlin Publishers
Prize for the Best Design of a Book in Maltese awarded to Merlin Publishers for Is-Sitt Aħwa by John A. Bonello
Prize for the Best Design of a Book in another language awarded to Daniel Cilia for Victoria: a Portrait of a City by Charles Cini.
Prize for the Best Illustrator of Children's Books awarded to Frank Schembri for Kif jaħsibhom Mastru Gerfex
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Anton Cassar
 
YEAR 2014: BOOKS 2013
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels in Maltese1L-Eżodu ta' ċikonjiWalid NabhanKlabb Kotba Maltin
Short Stories in Maltese1Ċpar: Aktar Rakkonti u DivertimentiAlfred SantSKS
Poetry in Maltese1Penelopi TistennaImmanuel MifsudKlabb Kotba Maltin
Translation1L-Alla tal-Ħerba ta' Yasmin RezaToni AquilinaFaraxa Publishing
Research in Maltese or English1Verġni Sagri, Demonji u Boloh għal AllaMario AzzopardiHorizons
Childrens's Literature (ages 8-12)1Vleġġa KkargataAdrian GrimaKlabb Kotba Maltin
Prize for Best Design of Book in Maltese awarded to Merlin Publishers for What Happens in Brussels Stays in Brussels by Ġuże' Stagno
Prize for Best Design of Book in another language awarded to  Midsea Books for Late Medieval Malta (1091-1500) by Charlene Vella
Prize for Best Illustrator of Children's Literature awarded to Trevor Zahra for Tqasqis
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Prof. Godfrey Wettinger
 
YEAR 2015: BOOKS 2014
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels  in Maltese and English1Jutta HeimImmanuel MifsudKlabb Kotba Maltin
Short Stories in Maltese and English1Kulħadd ħalla Isem WarajhClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Limited
Poetry in Maltese and English1Taħt il-Kpiepel t'GħajnejjaMaria Grech GanadoKlabb Kotba Maltin
Translation1Salammbo'Paul Zahra
General Research1The Maltese 19th Century Notary and his ArchivesMichael RefaloBook Distributors Limited
Historiographic Research1The Social and Religious History of a Maltese Parish:Frans CiapparaMalta University Press
St Mary's Qrendi in the 18th Century
Prize for the Best Book Design awarded to Merlin Publishers Limited for The Maltese Bestiary by Stephan D. Mifsud
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Maria Grech Ganado
 
TERRAMAXKA PRIZE YEAR 2015: BOOKS 2014
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Original Work: 0-7 yrs1L-Ewwel Ktieb tan-NumriTerence PortelliKlabb Kotba Maltin
Original Work: 8-12 yrs1Dizzjunarju bil-Malti għat-TfalChristopher J. MicallefBook Distributors Limited
1Save Samyo CitySherise BugejaMerlin Publishers Limited
Original Work: 13-16 yrs1Only in Ħal BiżarrDavid AloisioKlabb Kotba Maltin
Translated Work: 0-7 yrs1Lupu Lupettu kull KulurClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Limited
Translated Work: 8-12 yrs1Kosmos Express; Il-Wikkiel tal-PjanetiLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers Limited
Translated Work: 13-16 yrs1Kważi Kważi lil Tamara NżommuhaSimon BartoloMerlin Publishers Limited
Prize for Best Illustrator in the Category 'Original Work: 8-12 yrs' awarded to Andrea Meli for Save Samyo City by Sherise Bugeja
Prize for Best Illustrator in the Category ' Original Work: 13-16 yrs' awarded to Mark Scicluna for Only in Ħal Biżarr by David Aloisio
Prize for Best Book Design awarded to Merlin Publishers Limited for Stampakelma by Trevor Zahra
 
YEAR 2016: BOOKS 2015
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels  in Maltese and English1TrojanAlex Vella GeraKlabb Kotba Maltin
Short Stories in Maltese and English1VespriTrevor ŻahraMerlin Publishers Limited
Poetry in Maltese and English1Kantuniera 'l BogħodNadia MifsudSkarta
Translation1L-Iljieli GħarbinEdmund TeumaBook Distributors Limited
General Research1Antonio Sciortino, The Lost AlbumGerald BugejaKite Group
Historiographic Research1Caravaggio to Mattia Preti: Baroque Painting in MaltaKeith SciberrasMidsea Books
1The Battle of Lepanto: An Unpublished Hospitaller AccountPaul Borg PisaniSalesians of Don Bosco
Prize for the Best Book Design awarded to Birdlife Malta for History of Ornithology in Malta
Special Nomination in the ‘Poetry in Maltese and English’ category for Victor Fenech for the publication Doreen Micallef: il-Poeżija, il-Konferenza (L-Akkademja tal-Malti and Klabb Kotba Maltin)

Prize for the Best Emergent Writer awarded to Leanne Ellul

Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Mario Azzopardi
 
TERRAMAXKA PRIZE YEAR 2016: BOOKS 2015
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Original Work: 0-7 yrs1MinguClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers Limited
Original Work: 8-12 yrs1Irvin Vella Investigatur Virtwali: il-Każ ManducaJohn A. BonelloMerlin Publishers Limited
Original Work: 13-16 yrs1DjamantiniKulleġġ Santa Klara, Skola Sekondarja, PembrokeSelf-published
Translated Work: 0-7 yrs1VjolettaLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers Limited
Translated Work: 8-12 yrs1Il-Leġenda ta’ San Ġorġ u d-DragunPierre J. MejlakMerlin Publishers Limited
Prize for Best Illustrator in the Category 'Original Work: 0-7 yrs' awarded to Lisa Falzon for Mingu by Clare Azzopardi
Prize for Best Illustrator in the Category ' Original Work: 8-12 yrs' awarded to Lisa Falzon for Irvin Vella Investigatur Virtwali: il-Każ Manduca by John A, Bonello
Prize for Best Book Production 2015 awarded to Merlin Publishers Limited for Mingu by Clare Azzopardi.
 
 
YEAR 2017: BOOKS 2016
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels  in Maltese and English1The Confectioner's DaughterLou DrofenikHorizons
Short Stories in Maltese and English1Wester: Bejn Rakkonti, Bejn DivertimentiAlfred SantSKS Publishers
Poetry in Maltese and English1ĦutaImmanuel MifsudKlabb Kotba Maltin
Translation1Marcel Proust: Għat-Tfittxija taż-żmienPaul Zahra
General Research1The Maltese Village FestaPatrick J. FenechBook Distributors Ltd.
Biographical and Historiographic Research1The Great Maltese ComposersJoseph Vella BondinAPS Bank Ltd.
Prize for the Best Book Design awarded to Kevin Casha for Photography in Malta: The History and the Protagonists
Prize for the Best Emergent Writer awarded to Roberta Bajada
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Victor Fenech
TERRAMAXKA PRIZE YEAR 2017: BOOKS 2016
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Original Work: 0-7 yrs1Il-Qtates ta' max-XattClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers
1Fil-Kamra ta' JonasEmanuel (Noel Tanti)Merlin Publishers
Original Work: 8-12 yrs1Il-Każ tas-Serqiet StrambiJohn A. BonelloMerlin Publishers
Original Work: 13-16 yrs1FittixniAntoinette BorgMerlin Publishers
Translated Work: 0-7 yrs1InħobbokLeanne EllulMerlin Publishers
Translated Work: 8-12 yrs1TeresaLeanne EllulMerlin Publishers
Prize for Best Book Production 2016 awarded to Merlin Publishers Limited for Il-Qtates ta' max-Xatt by Clare Azzopardi.
 
YEAR 2018: BOOKS 2017
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels  in Maltese and English1RokitLoranne VellaMerlin Publishers
Poetry in Maltese and English1Erbgħin JumAntoine CassarEDE Books
General Research1Curtain Up!Paul XuerebMidsea Books
Biographical and Historiographic Research1Kollni Kemm Jien Għalikom'': Il-ħajja Mqanqla ta' Mikiel Gonzi u żminjietna (1885-1984)Louis CiliaKlabb Kotba Maltin
1Sal-Quċċata tal-EverestMarco Cremona and Glen CallejaMerlin Publishers
Prize for the Best Book Design awarded to BDL for A Visual Guide to the Fortifications of Malta by Stephen C. Spiteri
Prize for the Best Emergent Writer awarded to Antoinette Borg
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Lillian Sciberras
TERRAMAXKA PRIZE YEAR 2018: BOOKS 2017
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Original Work: 0-7 yrs1Mama’, Allura Din Imħabba?Moira Scicluna Zahra and Mark SciclunaMerlin Publishers
Original Work: 8-12 yrs1Jissokta l-każ tal-Aħwa Saver u Ludmilla DemolizzClare Azzopardi (illustratur Mark Scicluna)Merlin Publishers
Original Work: 13-16 yrs1JarmukStephen LughermoHorizons Communications Ltd.
Translated Work: 0-7 yrs1Magni Taż-żmien (translated from Macquinas do Tempo by Romont Willy)Claudia GauciMerlin Publishers
Translated Work: 8-12 yrs1Il-Kulleġġ għall-Prinċipijiet Perfetti (translated from A Escola dos Principes Encantandos by Eliandro Rocha)Noel TantiMerlin Publishers
Prize for Best Book Production awarded to Merlin Publishers Limited for Mamà, Allura Din imħabba? by Moira Scicluna Zahra u Mark Scicluna
YEAR 2019: BOOKS 2018
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels  in Maltese and English1Not awarded
Poetry in Maltese and English1FramedMaria Grech GanadoMerlin Publishers
Short stories in Maltese and English1365Trevor ŻahraMerlin Publishers
Literary Nonfiction1No Man’s Land: People, Place and PollutionMarie Briguglio & Steve BonelloKite Group
Translation1AntigonaToni AquilinaFaraxa Publishing
General Research1Il-Maltin: Għemilhom, Drawwiehom, Ġrajjiethom - it-Tieni VolumSteve BorgKlabb Kotba Maltin
Biographical and Historiographic Research1Fortress Colony: The Final Act 1945-1964; Vol 4 1961-1964Joseph M. PirottaMidsea Books
Prize for the Best Book Production awarded to Kite Group for the book Parallel Existencies - The Notarial Archives: A Photographer’s Inspiration
Prize for the Best Emergent Writer awarded to Gioele Galea
Poet Laureate Prize awarded to Maria Grech Ganado
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Literature awarded to Alfred Sant
TERRAMAXKA PRIZE YEAR 2019: BOOKS 2018
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Original Work: 0-7 yrs1Il-Ħanut tal-Ħelu li Mar DawraClare Azzopardi (illustratur Matt Stroud)Merlin Publishers
Original Work: 8-12 yrs1Irvin Vella - Investigatur Virtwali: Il-Każ tal-Gżejjer tat-TeżorJohn A. BonelloMerlin Publishers
Original Work: 13-16 yrs1AminaAntoinette BorgMerlin Publishers
Translated Work: 0-7 yrs1L-Annimali tas-Savana: Il-Verità Kollha fuq l-AnnimaliRachel PortelliMerlin Publishers
Translated Work: 8-12 yrs1Missjoni: Insalvaw il-Pjaneta l-BluDwayne EllulMerlin Publishers
Prize for Best Book Production awarded to BDL Publishing for the book Lorella u l-Ġenju li Ma Kienx Jaf Jaqra by Rita Saliba (Moira Scicluna Zahra illustratriċi)
 
YEAR 2020: BOOKS 2019
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER
Novels  in Maltese and English1Il-Wiċċ l-IeħorĠorġ PeressoHorizons
Poetry in Maltese1TluqJohn AquilinaEdizzjoni Skarta
Poetry in EnglishNot awarded
Short stories in Maltese and English1Għall-Glorja tal-Patrija!: Kapriċċi PatrijottiċiAleks FarrugiaSKS
Translation1Not Awarded
Drama in Maltese and English1Żewġ Drammi: Appuntamenti / Repubblika ImmakulataSimone SpiteriSelf-published
Literary Nonfiction1Murder on the Malta Express: Who Killed Daphne Caruana Galizia?Carlo Bonini, Manuel Delia, John SweeneyMidsea Books Ltd.
General Research1The Joannes Gennadius Maltese Treasure Trove in AthensArnold CassolaMalta University Press
Biographical and Historiographic Research1Ir-Redentur: History, Art and Cult of the Miraculous Effigy of Christ the Redeemer at Senglea, MaltaJonathan Farrugia (ed.)Midsea Books Ltd., Senglea Collegiate Chapter
Prize for the Best Book Production awarded to Horizons for the book The Unreality of Realism: An Insular Perspective on the Development of Modern Art by Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci
Prize for the Best Emergent Writer awarded to Lara Calleja
Poet Laureate Prize awarded to John Aquilina
Lifetime Achievement Award awarded to Trevor Żahra
TERRAMAXKA PRIZE YEAR 2020: BOOKS 2019
CATEGORYO.M.TITLE OF BOOKAUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATORPUBLISHER
Original Work: 0-7 yrs1MikelinSandra Hili Vassallo and illustrator Susanna RumizMerlin Publishers
Original Work: 8-12 yrs1L-Istorja ta’ Seb it-Tieni (u ta’ Seb l-Ewwel ukoll)Leanne Ellul and illustrator Noémie Gionet LandryMerlin Publishers
Original Work: 13-16 yrs1Not Awarded
Translated Work: 0-7 yrs1Ottu Ma Jridx JikberClare AzzopardiMerlin Publishers
Translated Work: 8-12 yrs1L-Ispettaklu Stupend Żanżan KelmaClare Azzopardi, Leanne EllulMerlin Publishers
Translated Work: 13-16 yrs1ŻeroJohn A. BonelloMerlin Publishers
Prize for Best Book Production Year 2020, Books 2019 awarded to Merlin Publishers for the book Noé u l-Iskojjattlu Bla Kwiet by Leanne Ellul and Stephanie Bugeja
YEAR 2021: BOOKS 2020
Novels in Maltese and English1In-Nar Għandu Isem: Noti minn Paġna IntimaGioele GaleaHorizons
Short Stories in Maltese and English1Kissirtu KullimkienLara CallejaMerlin Publishers
Poetry in Maltese and English1L-Ambjent li Qeridna: Poeżiji (2017-2020)Carmel SciclunaHorizons
Translation1Mix-Xaqliba ta’ Dar Swann - Ismijiet ta’ Pajjiżi: l-IsemPaul ZahraSelf-Published
Literary Nonfiction1Jien - Noti - Jien: Ħsejjes u StejjerImmanuel Mifsud, Toni SantKlabb Kotba Maltin
General Research1The Beheading of Ignez: Katabasis, Ezra Pound, and Three Maltese ArtistsGiuseppe Schembri-BonaciHorizons
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Prize for Best Book Production awarded to Midsea Books Ltd. for the book The Addolorata Cemetery by Conrad Thake (ed.)
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Lifetime Achievement Award to Rena Balzan
TERRAMAXKA PRIZE
YEAR 2021: BOOKS 2020
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Prize for Best Book Production awarded to Merlin Publishers for the book Amazing Maltese Women by Kristina Chetcuti and illustrated by Marisa Attard