The Creative Economy Strategy – is it a strategy at all?
Five artists, academics and cultural practitioners question the current Creative Economy Strategy launched by the government. Mario Philip Azzopardi, Sean Buhagiar, Mario Frendo,...
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.
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...

Caring for our volumes | Theresa Zammit Lupi

On April 12, book conservator Theresa Zammit Lupi will deliver a talk on the...

On April 12, book conservator Theresa Zammit Lupi will...

Book Review | The Prague Cemetery

Umberto Eco spins a sprawling tale of conspiracy and anti-Semitism with The Prague Cemetery. Review by Cecil Amato Gauci.

Umberto Eco spins a sprawling tale of conspiracy and...

Book Review | Before We Say Goodbye

This slim book about the Israel-Palestine conflict admirably provides more questions than answers. Review by Rose Lapira.

This slim book about the Israel-Palestine conflict...

Beloved literary friar celebrates 45th birthday

The bumbling monk Fra Mudest – whom many will remember from Charles Casha’s...

The bumbling monk Fra Mudest – whom many will remember...

And the gods will play... | Is-Sitt Ahwa

Novelist John A. Bonello concludes his fantasy trilogy saga with Is-Sitt Ahwa.

Novelist John A. Bonello concludes his fantasy trilogy saga...