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National Book Prize finalists announced

The National Book Council shortlists ‘the best books published in Malta throughout the year 2013’.

Staff Reporter
9 September 2014, 1:29pm
The National Book Council has announced National Book Prize finalists shortlist. The Adjudication Board of the National Book Council recognises this list of finalist books as a list of the best books published in Malta throughout the year 2013.

The winners will be announced in an official ceremony taking place on 5 December at Auberge de Castille in the presence of the Prime Minister.

These books are already available for purchase in local bookstores and will also be available during the upcoming National Book Festival 2014 (12-16 November).

 

Novels in Maltese

George Bush f’Malta – Alfred Sant – SKS

What happens in Brussels stays in Brussels – Ġuże’ Stagno – Merlin Publishers

Fil-mergħat tal-impossibbli – John Bonello – Merlin Publishers

L-eżodu taċ-Ċikonji – Walid Nabhan – Klabb Kotba Maltin

 

 

Short stories in Maltese

Ċpar – aktar rakkonti u divertimenti – Alfred Sant – SKS

Rakkonti Inkontri – Victor Fenech – Horizons

 

Poetry in Maltese

Irdieden – Jonathan Balzan – self-published

Ċrieki fl-Għadira – Ġorġ Borġ – self-published

Passju taħt ix-xita – Karl Schembri – Horizons

Penelopi tistenna – Immanuel Mifsud – Klabb Kotba Maltin

 

Books for children from 8 to 12 years

Vleġġa kkargata – Adrian Grima– Klabb Kotba Maltin

Avventuri mill-Klassi ta’ Miss Ambrożja Pulis Kiftaranipinġini – Audrey Friggieri – Merlin Publishers

Jake Cassar u r-Reġina Fidelja f’boċċa tal-ħġieġ – Clare Azzopardi – Merlin Publishers

Jake Cassar u l-istorja tar-Reġina x-Xiħa – Clare Azzopardi – Merlin Publishers

Tqasqis – Trevor Zahra – Merlin Publishers

 

Translation

Klijenti antipatiċi u kapuċċini kesħin – Clare Azzopardi/Albert Gatt – Inizjamed

Il-Letteratura fit-traduzzjoni/Literature in translation – Toni Aquilina – Faraxa Publishing

L-Alla tal-Ħerba ta’ Yasmin Reza – Toni Aquilina– Faraxa Publishing

 

Books related to the Humanities in Maltese or English

Verġni Sagri, Demonji u boloh għal Alla – Mario Azzopardi – Horizons

Georgio Scala and the Moorish Slaves – Dionisius A. Agius – Midsea Books

Late Medieval Malta (1091-1530) – Charlene Vella – Midsea Books

Mattia Preti – Faith and Humanity – Sandro Debono – Midsea Books

Read our interview with Guze Stagno

Read our review of What Happens in Brussels Stays in Brussels

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