Book Review | The Orphan Master's Son
The dark mechanism of the State: Robert Pisani reviews Adam Johnson's Pulitzer-winning novel about the 'Orwellian nightmare' of North Korea.
Intransigent festival organisers ‘force’ postponement of book fair
National Book Fair postponed to avoid clash with Song Festival goers
Book Review | The Patience Stone

Rose Lapira discovers a strangely ‘feminist’ novel emerging from the Middle East courtesy of up-and-coming Afghan-French author Atiq Rahimi.

Rose Lapira discovers a strangely ‘feminist’ novel...

Securing a financial future for Malta’s artistic output | Toni Attard

Creative Economy Advisor from the Creative Economy Working Group Toni Attard fills us in on the recently set up Creative Trust: what exactly is it, and how can...

Creative Economy Advisor from the Creative Economy Working...

Book Review | Blooms of Darkness

Delving into the work of renowned ‘Holocaust writer’ Aharon Appelfeld, Rose Lapira is pleasantly surprised to discover a novel that is more about the...

Delving into the work of renowned ‘Holocaust writer’...

Book Review | Silent House

A recently-translated early work by seminal Turkish author Orhan Pamuk digs deep into the country’s roots, Rose Lapira discovers.

A recently-translated early work by seminal Turkish author...

Saviour Balzan's Saying It As It Is - his favourite vice is memory

Saying It As It Is will entertain readers with its personal insight into...

Saying It As It Is will entertain readers with its personal...

Muscat’s biographer praises Labour leader as ‘an agent of change’

Labour leader turns 39 with biography to add oomph to his electoral campaign.

Labour leader turns 39 with biography to add oomph to his...

Film Review | Les Misérables

Tom Hopper’s loud-and-proud follow-up to The King’s Speech is a graceless, lumbering beast that should be labelled ‘For Fans Only’.

Tom Hopper’s loud-and-proud follow-up to The King’s...

Film Review | Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise brings Lee Child’s beloved literary creation to life in this Christopher McQuarrie thriller. But is it worth the effort?

Tom Cruise brings Lee Child’s beloved literary creation...

Maltese among top buyers of 50 Shades of Grey trilogy

Malta ranks second highest in number of ‘50 Shades of Grey’ erotic novels...

Malta ranks second highest in number of ‘50 Shades of...

Film Review | Silver Linings Playbook

It may be a typically ‘inspirational’ Oscar contender, but David O. Russell’s mental illness dramedy has its heart very much in the right place.

It may be a typically ‘inspirational’ Oscar contender,...

Book Review | I Curse The River Of Time

Returning to the Norwegian author after enjoying his short fiction, Rose Lapira is captivated by Per Petterson's poignant novel about a complex mother-daughter...

Returning to the Norwegian author after enjoying his short...

Film Review | Life of Pi

It took a while to get to the big screen, but Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s award-winning novel about an Indian boy trapped on a boat with a Bengal...

It took a while to get to the big screen, but Ang Lee’s...

Film Review | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

It may not match the epic scale of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but director...

It may not match the epic scale of The Lord of the Rings...

Vodafone Malta Foundation sponsors a collection of Christmas stories in aid of children in need

“Meta l-Ponsjetta tibda tħammar” is the title of a collection of Christmas stories written by Loreto J.Dalli sponsored by Vodafone Malta Foundation.

“Meta l-Ponsjetta tibda tħammar” is the title of a...

Island Books to relocate to Gozo due to ‘rampant development’

Liz Groves’s beloved and idiosyncratic second-hand book store will be moving...

Liz Groves’s beloved and idiosyncratic second-hand book...

An island dissected | Raphael Vella

We speak to artist and academic Raphael Vella about Shooting Society: Documenting Life in Malta, a new book of photographs and writings he co-edited with...

We speak to artist and academic Raphael Vella about...

To know us is to know the English

The Maltese are a product of their colonial past and you find it in the social division that ‘Menglish’ and university education can still elicit.

The Maltese are a product of their colonial past and you...

Why I love the book fair | Malta Book Fair 2012

While he acknowledges that it may not be perfect, publisher Chris Gruppetta...

While he acknowledges that it may not be perfect, publisher...