Book prize judges rush to denounce claims of ‘corruption’ in Vella Gera award
A storm in the Facebook teacup breaks out after bestselling Maltese author Alex Vella Gera denounces claims of corruption by unnamed Civil Society Network activists
Celebrating Mario Azzopardi at the Malta Book Festival 2017
Mario Azzopardi will be a special guest of the Malta Book Festival 2017, where he will be honoured with an event dedicated to him and his work as the winner of the 2016 Lifetime...
Chiliean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of prostate cancer

Experts has dismissed prostate cancer as the official cause of death for the...

Experts has dismissed prostate cancer as the official cause...

Shahd Alshammari at the Malta Book Festival 2017

Special guest of this year's edition is Kuwaiti poet and writer Shahd...

Special guest of this year's edition is Kuwaiti poet...

[WATCH] George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

Saunders is the second US author to be awarded the £50,000 prize

Saunders is the second US author to be awarded the...

Malta Book Festival: featuring renowned novelist Gilbert Sinoué

On Thursday 9 November, renowned novelist Gilbert Sinoué will be...

On Thursday 9 November, renowned novelist Gilbert...

Alex Vella Gera at the National Book Festival 2017

Award-winning novelist Alex Vella Gera is special guest of the Malta National...

Award-winning novelist Alex Vella Gera is special guest of...

Malta Book Festival: Creating the literary reference point

Having just announced this year’s edition of the event, John Grech, the...

Having just announced this year’s edition of the...

The return of the book: loans from public libraries increase

In 2016, book loans from public libraries increased to 844,598, yet new members...

In 2016, book loans from public libraries increased to...

Connecting through literature | Leanne Ellul

Ahead of the upcoming edition of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival,...

Ahead of the upcoming edition of the Malta Mediterranean...

A generation-spanning literary collage | Patrick Sammut

With the second volume in the series out last month, Teodor Reljic catches...

With the second volume in the series out last month, Teodor...

Teaching universal love – it starts at home | Moira Scicluna Zahra & Mark Scicluna

Teodor Reljic speaks to Moira Scicluna Zahra and Mark Scicluna about Mamà, allura din imħabba? – a new picturebook which gently celebrates...

Teodor Reljic speaks to Moira Scicluna Zahra and Mark...

Panel to discuss youth culture at Summer Book Festival

The Summer Book Festival in Gozo will open on 14 July, featuring a panel...

The Summer Book Festival in Gozo will open on 14 July,...

Majority of Maltese don’t read books, survey finds

Only 44.4% of Maltese people say they have read at least one book in the past...

Only 44.4% of Maltese people say they have read at least...

Pornography essay that almost cost author his Malta house set to be published as a book

‘A Clockwork Orange’ author Anthony Burgess had relocated to Malta in the late ‘60s: he had given a lecture about pornography that upset the...

‘A Clockwork Orange’ author Anthony Burgess had...

‘I always aim to remain an emerging writer’ | Leanne Ellul

Ahead of a poetry reading at Studio Solipsis, Rabat – ‘Fuq...

Ahead of a poetry reading at Studio Solipsis, Rabat –...

A literary homecoming | Lizzie Eldridge

Scottish-born writer and actress Lizzie Eldridge has made Malta her home over the past decade, publishing two novels, Duende and Vandalism, with the...

Scottish-born writer and actress Lizzie Eldridge has made...

Walid Nabhan, the immigrant song

Walid Nabhan has already gained respect for his impeccable translation of Adrian Grima’s poems into Arabic, published in Egypt, but it will be his works...

Walid Nabhan has already gained respect for his impeccable...

Fighting for a ‘just cause’ – whatever it may be | William Calleja

Teodor Reljic speaks to Malta-born, Sicily-trained illustrator William Calleja about his upcoming debut comic, The Just Cause Society, a...

Teodor Reljic speaks to Malta-born, Sicily-trained...

Truly great expectations

The National Book Council will find itself more and more intensely scrutinized by the critical eye of our many authors and the reading public

The National Book Council will find itself more and more...