National Book Prize and Terramaxka longlists published

The National Book Council has annouced its longlist for the National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize 2020 for books published in 2019

The National Book Council has published its longlist for the National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize 2020 for books published in 2019.

All books have been screened for eligibility by the adjudication board according to respective categories. In total the council said there were 181 submissions, 105 titles across the nine categories of the National Book Prize, and 77 titles across six categories of the Terramaxka Prize.

“In the coming months, the members of the board will be reading the submissions in order to select the titles for the National Book Prize and Terramaxka shortlist. The shortlist will be published on the National Book Council’s website and will also appear in a number of local newspapers,” the council said.

The winners of the Terramaxka Prize will be announced during an awards ceremony which will be taking place during the official opening of the Malta Book Festival on 10 November 2020.

The winners of the National Book Prize will be announced later in December at an awards ceremony of which details will be communicated in due time.

Novels in Maltese and English

Echoes : Distant Voices: Distant Lives

Lou Drofenik

Horizons

Difrejn il-Falkun

Richard Attard

Horizons

Il-Wiċċ l-Ieħor

Ġorġ Peresso

Horizons

Fis-Satra tal-Velu

Helen Borg

Horizons

Papa Aħmed

Joe Pace

Merlin Publishers

Tigné Point Bachelors

Gerard James Borg

Midsea Books Ltd.

O.B.E.

Rita Saliba

Klabb Kotba Maltin

Eroj: Mħabba u Qlubija fis-Sette Giugno

Michael Cini

Horizons

Isabelle

Jennifer Spagnol

Faraxa Publishing

Ossessjoni

Alfred Palma

Wise Owl Publications

Antida

Elio Lombardi

BDL Publishing

Gabriel

Mark Calleja

BDL Publishing

Dal-Baħar Iswed

Mikiel Camilleri Haber

BDL Publishing

Id-Djarju l-Iswed

Ronald Bugeja

BDL Publishing

Id-Dell tal-Isfortunat

Ronald Camilleri

BDL Publishing

Il-Kaxxa tad-Daqq

Sharon Calleja

BDL Publishing

Tano

Monica Gatt

BDL Publishing

Short stories in Maltese and English

Love is All-knowing

Antonio Zammit

Antonio Zammit

Qabel Tbaxxi d-Dawl

Lina Brockdorff

Horizons

Weġgħat

Paul P. Borg

Horizons

Innuendo

Anthony Portelli, Antoinette Borg

Merlin Publishers

Bejn Bejnejn

Walid Nabhan

Klabb Kotba Maltin

L-Aqwa Żmien

Immanuel Mifsud

Klabb Kotba Maltin

Għall-Glorja tal-Patrija!: Kapriċċi Patrijottiċi

Aleks Farrugia

SKS Publishers

Mill-Bieb 'il Ġewwa

Loranne Vella

Ede Books

L-Ittra ta' Osama u Stejjer Oħra

John P. Portelli

Horizons

Ħal Maqtugħ u Kitbiet Oħra

John Spiteri Gingell

BDL Publishing

Poetry in Maltese

Mar-Ritmi tal-Baħar

Charles Bezzina

Charles Bezzina

Lejn l-Għamajjar Vol. 3

Raymond C. Grech

Raymond C. Grech

Is-Sinfonija tad-90

Karmenu Mallia

Karmenu Mallia

Tluq

John Aquilina

Edizzjoni Skarta

Balluta Blues

Charles Flores

Horizons

Fuq Kaxxa tal-Birra Rasha 'l Isfel

Mario Cardona

Horizons

Bejn Baħar u Baħar

Elizabeth Grech

Merlin Publishers

Beltin: Stejjer minn Nies Minsija

Ramona Depares

Merlin Publishers

Hlief Memorji u Dellijiet

Andrew Debono Cauchi

Klabb Kotba Maltin

Ra

Jesmond Sharples

Klabb Kotba Maltin

Madwar Sagħtejn u Nofs 'il Bogħod mill-Ġenna

Immanuel Mifsud

Klabb Kotba Maltin

Potpurì

Amanda Busuttil

Amanda Busuttil

Xehir fis-Skiet

Omar Seguna

Horizons

Poetry in English

Second Glances at Gozo

Linda Henry

Faraxa Publishing

Lethe: A Rhapsody of Life Remembered

Louise Vella

Louise Vella

Drama in Maltese and English

Għaliex Commedia? Għaliex Malta? Kollezzjoni t'Erba' Fares tal-Commedia dell'Arte

Narcy Calamatta, Iggy Fenech (ed.)

Narcy Calamatta

Żewġ Drammi: Appuntamenti/Repubblika Immakulata

Simone Spiteri

Simone Spiteri

Naħal tal-Imħabba

Paul P. Borg

Kunsill Lokali Mellieħa

L-Ispettur Bonnici - It-Triloġija

Mario Philip Azzopardi

Klabb Kotba Maltin

Raise the Curtain

Barbara Day (ed.); Joanne Micallef

Faraxa Publishing

Literary nonfiction

Ngħix Ħajja Sabiħa

Michael Galea

Michael Galea

Kissirtni, Mulej!

Elija Vella

ĊAK - Religjon u Ħajja

Morru Għallmu l-Ġnus Kollha

Alfred Calleja

ĊAK - Religjon u Ħajja

Fittxu l-Ewwel is-Saltna

Andrew Galea

ĊAK - Religjon u Ħajja

Murder on the Malta Express: Who Killed Daphne Caruana Galizia?

Carlo Bonini, Manuel Delia, John Sweeney

Midsea Books Ltd.

Ċajt ta' Klassi u Battuti Oħra

Bertram Portelli

Kite Group

Tessie

Giola Cassar, Glen Calleja

Angela 'Giola' Cassar

Għaliex Iċċedi Meta Alla Hu Miegħek? 

Aaron Camilleri

Klabb Kotba Maltin

Translation

Mix-Xaqliba ta' Dar Swann : Imħabba ta' Swann

Marcel Proust, Paul Zahra (trans.)

Paul Zahra

Christus Vivit

Papa Frangisku; Francesco Pio Attard (trans.)

ĊAK - Religjon u Ħajja

Il-Ħajja Moħbija ta' Ġesù: Għażla ta' Vanġeli Apokrafi

Emanuel (Edmund) Teuma (trans.)

ĊAK - Religjon u Ħajja

Is-Sultan tal-Glorja

Walter Lobina; Francesco Pio Attard (trans.)

ĊAK - Religjon u Ħajja

Ittri mill-Mitħna Tiegħi

Alphonse Daudet; Joe Pulè (trans.)

Horizons

Mademoiselle Perle u Aktar

Guy de Maupassant; Toni Aquilina (trans.)

Horizons

Il-Maqlub u s-Sewwa

Albert Camus; Toni Aquilina (trans.)

Faraxa Publishing

"L-Intruża" u "L-Għomja"

Maurice Maeterlinck; Toni Aquilina (trans.)

Faraxa Publishing

General Research

Gardening in Malta 

Peter Calamatta

Peter Calamatta

Salt Pans in Malta  

Pauline Dingli

SKS Publishers

Cor ad Cor Loquitur - Qalb Tkellem lill-Qalb: Ġabra ta' Diskorsi dwar il-Fidi u l-Ħajja Nisranija fil-Knisja u fis-Soċjetà (1998-2019) - Vol. 2, Partijiet 1 u 2 

Hector Scerri

Horizons

A Passage to Malta: The Health and Wellbeing of Foreign Children in Malta 

Carmel Cefai, Moemi Keresztes, Natalie Galea Rachel Spiteri

Horizons

Examining an Examination 

Doreen Spiteri

Merlin Publishers

The Examined Life: Writings in Honour of Guido Lanfranco 

Mark-Anthony Falzon

Midsea Books Ltd.

The Joannes Gennadius Maltese Treasure Trove in Athens 

Arnold Cassola

Midsea Books Ltd.

Quest for the Maltese Żaqq: A Lost Piping Tradition 

Karl Partridge

Midsea Books Ltd., National Archives of Malta

Ejjew Nidħqu Ftit Ieħor ma' Charles Clews 

Toni Sant

SKS Publishers

A Taste of History, Culture and Environment of the Central Region of Malta 

George Cassar

Kite Group

Maltese Lace: History and Mystery: Four Centuries of Bizzilla 

Consiglia Azzopardi

Kite Group

Navigating the Maltese Mediascape 

Joe Borg, Mary Anne Lauri

Kite Group

Selected Philosophical Essays 

Joe Friggieri

Kite Group

Storja u Kultura Ħaż-Żabbar 2019

Malcolm Schembri

Malcolm Schembri

Maltese Archives...My Choice

Charles J. Farrugia

Miller Distributors Ltd.

Dizzjunarju ta' Termini Nawtiċi u Tagħrif Ieħor Marittimu Lokali

Joseph Caruana

BDL Publishing

Iċ-Ċimiterju ta' Santa Marija Addolorata: Storja, Arti, Personalitajiet

Eman Bonnici

Heritage Malta Publishing

Behind Closed Doors: Fort St. Angelo and the Royal Navy 1906-19

Matthew Balzan

Heritage Malta Publishing

Biographical and Historiographic Research

Beata Marija Kristina ta' Savoia 

Eman Bonnici

ĊAK - Religjon u Ħajja

Il-Kanonku Fortunato Panzavecchia 1797-1850: Raġel ta' Kultura u Qaddej tal-Patrija 

David Agius-Muscat

Horizons

Mystic Artist Anthony Mahoney: A Study of His Works 1968-2017 

Anthony Mahoney

Horizons

Ir-Redentur: History, Art and Cult of the Miraculous Effigy of Christ the Redeemer at Senglea, Malta 

Jonathan Farrugia

Midsea Books, Senglea Collegiate Chapter

X'Kien Ġara Sew fis-Sette Giugno 

Paul Bartolo

Klabb Kotba Maltin

The Sette Giugno in Maltese History 1919-2019 

Henry Frendo

Midsea Books Ltd.

Valletta: Malta's Hospitaller City and Other Essays 

Victor Mallia-Milanes

Midsea Books Ltd.

Knights at Sea: The Caravan Diaries 

Thomas Freller

Midsea Books Ltd.

Philip Calleja: Għex għall-Bniedem Maqlugħ minn Għeruqu 

Charles Buttigieg

Klabb Kotba Maltin

Għamlu Isem: Ir-Raba' Ktieb 

Joe Julian Farrugia

Klabb Kotba Maltin

Son of a Reluctant Immigrant

Leon Zawadski

Farxa Publishing

Lord Strickland: Plots and Intrigue in Colonial Malta 

Victor Aquilina

Kite Group

Buttons Parade, Military and Civilian Uniform Buttons in Malta 

Denis Darmanin, George Cassar

Kite Group

The Unreality of Realism: An Insular Perspective on the Development of Modern Art 

Giuseppe Schembri-Bonaci

Horizons

Metal and Silence: The Quest for Daringness and Authority in the Arts 

Giuseppe Schembri-Bonaci

Horizons

Tritoni: The Rebirth of an Iconic Fountain 

David Mallia

MediaCoop

Malta's Unsung Heroes Vol. 1 

Alfred Conti Borda

Wise Owl Publications

Malta's Unsung Heroes Vol. 2 

Alfred Conti Borda

Wise Owl Publications

Il-Majjistra u t-Twelid fil-Komunità Maltija fis-Seklu 20 

Janice Caruana

Janice Caruana

Monumenti u Busti fil-Gżejjer Maltin

Anton Camilleri

BDL Publishing

Kulħadd għall-Belt : Sette Giugno 1919-2019

Kenneth Gambin

Heritage Malta Publishing

Pioneers of Modern Art in Malta Vol. 2

Joseph Paul Cassar

Heritage Malta Publishing

Dies Irae, Dies Illa - Jum ta' Ghadab, Dak il-Jum

Aaron Attard-Hili

Aaron Attard-Hili

Fuq il-Passi ta' Vassalli

Joseph P. Borg

Klabb Kotba Maltin, L-Akkademja tal-Malti

Premju Terramaxka 2020: kotba ppubblikati fl-2019

Original Works: Books for children (ages 0-7)

Toni tat-Tritoni 

Stephen Lughermo

Horizons / Agenzija Nazzjonali tal-Litterizmu

Tikka Poeżija għall-1 u t-2 sena 

Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers 

Mikelin 

Sandra Hili Vassallo

Merlin Publishers 

In-Nota tal-Mamà 

Justin Debono

Klabb Kotba Maltin

Ġola - Il-Ġiraffa u t-Tifla tal-Kampanja 

Rebecca Spiteri, Christina Farrugia

Klabb Kotba Maltin

X'Qed Jiġri f'Żaqq il-Mamà 

Maria Grima Vella

Klabb Kotba Maltin

Salvu ta' Manini 

Doris Schembri

Klabb Kotba Maltin

Il-Lukanda ta' Martina 

Antoinette Borg

Merlin Publishers

Il-Praspar ta' Sika: Sika u s-Sandli l-Aħmar

Ursola Borg

BDL Publishing

Il-Praspar ta' Sika: Sika u l-Karnival

Ursola Borg

BDL Publishing

Original works: books for children (ages 8-12)

Dar Ġdida 

Dunstan Hamilton

Action for Breast Cancer Foundation

Fra Mudest u l-Figolla tal-Pirjol 

Charles Casha

Merlin Publishers

Fra Mudest u ċ-Ċagħaq 

Charles Casha

Merlin Publishers

Qabża f'Dinja Oħra mill-Klassi ta' Miss Ambrożja Pulis Kiftaranipenġini 

Audrey Friggieri

Merlin Publishers

Il-Lanċa tal-Irmonk (L12 Tikka Qari) 

Clare Azzopardi, Kenneth Scicluna

Merlin Publishers

L-Istorja ta' Seb it-Tieni (u ta' Seb l-Ewwel ukoll) (Tikka Qari L12) 

Leanne Ellul

Merlin Publishers

Romilda u Rodolfo (Tikka Qari L13) 

David Aloisio

Merlin Publishers

Il-Leġġenda ta' Robin Hood u Marian (Tikka Qari L13) 

Simon Bartolo

Merlin Publishers

Nicky Farrugia: Ir-Raġel tal-Ħadid (Tikka Qari L13) 

Antoinette Borg

Merlin Publishers

Id-Dar ta' Faċċata 

Carmel Borg

Merlin Publishers

Irvin Vella Investigatur Virtwali (4) : Il-Każ Stella Maris 

John A. Bonello

Merlin Publishers

Noè u l-Iskojjattlu Bla Kwiet 

Leanne Ellul, Stephanie Bugeja

Merlin Publishers

Sorpriża għal Lindora 

Carmel G. Cauchi

Merlin Publishers

Arlekkin Isfar 

Roberta Bajada

Merlin Publishers

Il-Vinkulari: Il-Muftieħ tal-Passat 

Simone Spiteri

Merlin Publishers

L-Ingwanti Maġiċi Jagħmlu Ħbieb Ġodda 

Anabelle Azzopardi

Horizons

Ġikkur: Nifs 'il Gewwa u Ieħor 'il Barra, Immedita Halli Tikkalma

Cedric Chircop

Faraxa Publishing

The Dream Life of Little Paul

Elizabeth Guyon Spennato

Faraxa Publishing

Amber u l-Mantell l-Aħmar

Claudia Micallef

Faraxa Publishing

The Thousand Questions of Dino Ricciolino: Out in the Garden

Chiara Ludovica Bastistelli

Faraxa Publishing

Smajna Isimna taħt l-Art 

Loranne Vella, Trevor Borg

Arts Council Malta

L-Avventuri f'Ħal Xuxa: Is-Saram ta' Lippu n-Naffar

Janet Mallia

BDL Publishing

L-Avventuri f'Ħal Xuxa: L-Isfrattu ta' Zeppi ż-Żiemel

Janet Mallia

BDL Publishing

In-Nanna Se u l-Falkun taż-Żewġt Irjus

Kenneth Gauci

BDL Publishing

In-Nanna Se u Trullu Trullu

Kenneth Gauci

BDL Publishing

Original works: books for adolescents (ages 13-16)

In the Land of Marigolds

Kirsten Spiteri

Faraxa Publishing

Remembering Sette Giugno 1919 

Alexander Cutajar

Kite Group

Books translated into Maltese (ages 0-7)

Otto Ma Jridx Jikber

Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers

Ġojjell Jitlaq Ifittex lil Kiri (2)  

Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers

Ġojjel u s-Saħħara (3) 

Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers

Lupu Lupettu Jitla' l-Muntanji

Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers

Lupu Lupettu Joħlom bl-Oċean

Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers

Lupettin Imur għand it-Tabib 

Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers

Lupettin Jibża’ mid-Dlam 

Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers

L-Annimali tad-Dar

Rachel Portelli

Merlin Publishers

L-Annimali tal-Foresta

Rachel Portelli

Merlin Publishers

Busy Skola Mimlija Tħabrik

Joanne Micallef

Faraxa Publishing

Busy Trakter Ħabrieki 

Joanne Micallef

Faraxa Publishing

Il-Pupi tal-Karti

Rachel Cortis, Toni Aquilina

Faraxa Publishing

Busy Żu Mimli Tħabrik 

Joanne Micallef

Faraxa Publishing

Books translated into Maltese (ages 8-12)

Meta Mmur għand Sieħbi Carlos  

Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers

Iċ-Ċkejken Prinċep 

Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers

Kif Issir Supereroj 

Antoinette Borg

Merlin Publishers

Mostri Tersqux 'l Hawn (Iva, Nasal!) 

Trevor Zahra

Merlin Publishers

Saħħa Bonġu Ċaw (Iva, Nasal!) 

Trevor Zahra

Merlin Publishers

Mitfi (Iva, Nasal!) 

Trevor Zahra

Merlin Publishers

Ċimm Pumm Paqq (Iva, Nasal!) 

Trevor Zahra

Merlin Publishers

Veru jew Falz (Iva, Nasal!) 

Trevor Zahra

Merlin Publishers

Vjola Ddur id-Dinja

Brian Buhagiar

Merlin Publishers

Is-Suldat tal-Landa (Il-Ħrejjef Maġiċi) 

Noel Tanti

Merlin Publishers

It-Tliet Qżieqeż (Il-Ħrejjef MaġiċiI) 

Noel Tanti

Merlin Publishers

Qrempuċ (Il-Ħrejjef Maġiċi) 

Noel Tanti

Merlin Publishers

Il-Prinċipessa u l-Piżella (Il-Ħrejjef Maġiċi) 

Noel Tanti

Merlin Publishers

Il-Prinċep Żrinġ (Il-Ħrejjef Maġiċi) 

Noel Tanti

Merlin Publishers

Il-Fellus Ikrah (Il-Ħrejjef Maġiċi) 

Noel Tanti

Merlin Publishers

It-Tifla tas-Sulfarini (Il-Ħrejjef Maġiċi) 

Noel Tanti

Merlin Publishers

Barnuża Ħamra (Il-Ħrejjef Maġiċi) 

Noel Tanti

Merlin Publishers

Pejxu biż-Żarbun (Il-Ħrejjef Maġiċi) 

Noel Tanti

Merlin Publishers

Milied Imħawwad 

Gorg Mallia

Merlin Publishers

Il-Problemi ta' Danny

Claudia Gauci

Merlin Publishers

L-Annimali ta' Danny

Claudia Gauci

Merlin Publishers

Ir-Regoli ta' Danny

Claudia Gauci

Merlin Publishers

L-Ispettaklu Stupend Żanżan Kelma

Leanne Ellul, Clare Azzopardi

Merlin Publishers

Sherlock, Lupin u Jien 1: Is-Sinjura s-Sewda

Dwayne Ellul

Merlin Publishers

Sherlock, Lupin u Jien 2: L-Aħħar Att fit-Teatru tal-Opra 

Dwayne Ellul

Merlin Publishers

Books translated into Maltese (ages 13-16)

Sliem Għalik, Marija 

Ermes Ronchi; Terence Portelli (trans.)

ĊAK - Religjon u Ħajja

Żero 

Luigi Ballerini: John A. Bonello (trans.)

Merlin Publishers

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