Book Review | The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
Rose Lapira finds plenty to praise in this brief and affecting Booker-longlisted work which zooms in on the complicated web of emotions sparked off by memories.
Censorship is not just skin deep
An Oslo conference unsettles Chris Gruppetta’s notions of what constitutes censorship.
Film Review | Anna Karenina

Director Joe Wright teams up with Keira Knightley for the third time, and injects a dose of energy to this austere Russian classic.

Director Joe Wright teams up with Keira Knightley for the...

Book Review | A Summer of Drowning

Fascinated with novels by poets, ROSE LAPIRA is enchanted by Scottish bard John Burnside’s evocative journey through traumatic childhood memories.

Fascinated with novels by poets, ROSE LAPIRA is enchanted...

V18 bid book to 'represent Maltese culture'

The Valletta Local Council has today presented its final bid to host the ...

The Valletta Local Council has today presented its final...

Do androids dream of disappointing movies? | Philip K. Dick on film

With the release of the Total Recall remake, we examine other Philip K. Dick...

With the release of the Total Recall remake, we examine...

Literature under duress | Kallia Papadaki

Greek short story and screenwriter Kallia Papadaki speaks to us about...

Greek short story and screenwriter Kallia Papadaki speaks...

Negotiating these strange days | Marina Espasa

We speak to the Catalan writer Marina Espasa, who will be among the many...

We speak to the Catalan writer Marina Espasa, who will be...

Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival explores the recession

The island’s most dynamic literary festival will kick off on August 30 this...

The island’s most dynamic literary festival will kick off...

Adults only: Maltese producer to adapt book about ‘porn princess’

Maltese film producer Jean Pierre Magro will help bring Chuck Palahniuk’s...

Maltese film producer Jean Pierre Magro will help bring...

Creative economy strategy launched today

The Finance and Culture Ministries, together with the Creative Economy Group, launched the Creative Economy Strategy at St James Cavalier.

The Finance and Culture Ministries, together with the...

Fifty Shades of Grey outsells The Da Vinci Code

The international bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey is outselling The Da Vinci...

The international bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey is...

Linking the traditional and the modern | George Fenech

Launched recently, a new book commemorates the life of pioneering Maltese...

Launched recently, a new book commemorates the life of...

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...