Young adult literature prize announces winners

Terramaxka Prize 2015 announced its winners ahead of the opening of this year’s National Book Festival, with MaltaToday cartoonist Mark Scicluna among their number

Staff Reporter
4 November 2015, 11:32am
From left: Trevor Zahra, Clare Azzopardi and Loranne Vella
From left: Trevor Zahra, Clare Azzopardi and Loranne Vella
The National Book Council is proud to announce the winners of the Terramaxka Prize 2015 – a national prize for books written for children and adolescents throughout 2014.

Winners were announced on November 3 during the official opening of the Malta Book Festival, taking place over November 4 to 8 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta in the presence of all Prize participants, Festival exhibitors and other special guests.

Illustration for Only in Hal Bizarr by Mark Scicluna
Illustration for Only in Hal Bizarr by Mark Scicluna
MaltaToday cartoonist Mark Scicluna was among the winners of this new prize, for his illustration work on Klabb Kotba Maltin's Only in Ħal Biżarr, written by David Aloisio.  

These winning titles will be celebrated during Festival mornings in a series of activities organized for visiting school children. Following are all winning titles of the Terramaxka Prize in their respective categories.

 

Category: ORIGINAL WORK: BOOKS FOR CHILDREN (AGES 0-7)

L-Ewwel Ktieb tan-Numri by Terence Portelli (Midsea Books)

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Category: ORIGINAL WORK: BOOKS FOR CHILDREN (AGES 8-12)

Dizzjunarju bil-Malti għat-Tfal by Christopher J. Micallef (BDL)
Save Samyo City by Sherise Bugeja (Merlin Publishers)

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Category: ORIGINAL WORK: BOOKS FOR ADOLESCENTS (AGES 13-16)

Only in Ħal Biżarr by David Aloisio (Klabb Kotba Maltin)

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Category: TRANSLATION: BOOKS TRANSLATED INTO MALTESE (AGES 0-7)

Lupu Lupettu Kull Kulur by Clare Azzopardi (Merlin Publishers)

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Category: TRANSLATION: BOOKS TRANSLATED INTO MALTESE (AGES 8-12)

Kosmos Express: Il-Wikkiel tal-Pjaneti by Loranne Vella (Merlin Publishers)

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Category: TRANSLATION: BOOKS TRANSLATED INTO MALTESE (AGES 13-16)

Kważi kważi lil Tamara nżommuha by Simon Bartolo (Merlin Publishers)

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Prize for BEST BOOK PRODUCTION: TERRAMAXKA BOOK PRIZE 2015

Merlin Publishers for Stampakelma by Trevor Zahra.

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Prize for ILLUSTRATOR OF WINNING BOOK IN THE ORIGINAL WORKS: BOOKS FOR CHILDREN (AGES 8-12) CATEGORY

Andrea Meli for Save Samyo City (Merlin Publishers)

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Prize for ILLUSTRATOR OF WINNING BOOK IN THE ORIGINAL WORKS: BOOKS FOR ADOLESCENTS (AGES 13-16) CATEGORY

Mark Scicluna for Only in Ħal Biżarr (Klabb Kotba Maltin)