Sex, secrets and the legacy of Mintoff | Alex Vella Gera
Last year, Alex Vella Gera was at the centre of the censorship storm thanks to a controversial short story which nearly landed him in prison. This month, he’s releasing a novel...
Book Review | Anatomy of a Disappearance
Award-winning Libyan author Hisham Matar continues to explore the theme of missing fathers, Rose Lapira discovers.
Book review | The Armies

Battling the shadow of Garcia Marquez and other Latin American luminaries, Rose Lapira discovers that Evelio Rosero’s haunting, cruel and tender novel can...

Battling the shadow of Garcia Marquez and other Latin...

Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies at 86

Gore Vidal, the novelist, essayist and playwright, will be remembered as much...

Gore Vidal, the novelist, essayist and playwright, will be...

More than just a series of events | Davinia Galea

As the Malta Arts Festival comes to a close on Wednesday, we speak to Davinia...

As the Malta Arts Festival comes to a close on Wednesday,...

Book Review | Fists

Rose Lapira finds shades of Hemingway and Salinger in this Italian collection of short stories by Pietro Grossi.

Rose Lapira finds shades of Hemingway and Salinger in this...

Valletta signs Capital for Culture agreement with Eindhoven

The cities of Valletta and Eindhoven, which are both currently in the running...

The cities of Valletta and Eindhoven, which are both...

New voices for new pages | Skariggi

Despite the short story being notoriously difficult to sell as a genre worldwide, against all odds the local independent press Skarta is launching an eclectic...

Despite the short story being notoriously difficult to sell...

Book Review | The Forgotten Waltz

Barbed and cynical, this modern romance by Booker Prize-winning author Anne Enright has Rose Lapira enthralled, despite its innate bitchiness.

Barbed and cynical, this modern romance by Booker...

The impact of slave narratives discussed tonight

How deeply rooted are racist attitudes in Maltese culture – and where do they...

How deeply rooted are racist attitudes in Maltese culture...

Fahrenheit 451 writer Ray Bradbury dies at 91

The prolific and hugely influential science fiction author died yesterday in...

The prolific and hugely influential science fiction author...

Book Review | The Twin

Though its hardly uplifting, Rose Lapira finds this novel of Dutch pastoral misery to be a haunting read.

Though its hardly uplifting, Rose Lapira finds this novel...

Paceville prose | Ivan Bugeja

With a narrative that takes place over just three days, Ivan Bugeja’s Ġimgħa, Sibt u Ħadd is a sleek snapshot of Paceville life. The author...

With a narrative that takes place over just three days,...

Book Review | Human Love

Its title may sound romantic, but Andrei Makine's latest novel is a dark tale from the heart of Africa, Rose Lapira writes.

Its title may sound romantic, but Andrei Makine's latest...

Get them while they’re young | Ġimgħa, Sibt u Ħadd

Merlin Publishers have continued to penetrate into the much-vaunted ‘Young...

Merlin Publishers have continued to penetrate into the...

American writer Suzanne Rivecca to read on campus

Acclaimed US writer Suzanne Rivecca will be giving a reading at Gateway...

Acclaimed US writer Suzanne Rivecca will be giving a...

Bram Stoker: dead and loving it?

His most famous creation may be undead, but Bram Stoker’s Dracula remains very much alive in pop culture – even hundred years after the author’s own...

His most famous creation may be undead, but Bram Stoker’s...

The ever-living days of being dead | Jim Crace

Award-winning British novelist Jim Crace gave a reading at the Old University...

Award-winning British novelist Jim Crace gave a reading at...

Turning over a New Leaf at the National Library

New Leaf, a non-profit organisation, aims to restore the books at the National...

New Leaf, a non-profit organisation, aims to restore the...

Book Review | Witness the Night

While it reads like a crime novel, Rose Lapira discovers that there’s far more than cheap thrills in Kishwar Desai’s expose of India’s dark underbelly.

While it reads like a crime novel, Rose Lapira discovers...

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