The National Book Council reappointed

Dr Ġorġ Mallia has been re-instated as the chairman of the National Book Council for another year. The Minister of Education, Labour and the Family, Dolores Cristina has also reconfirmed all the present members of the Council for the year 2011.

The rest of the members in the Council are Victor Fenech, Martes Paris, Henry Cachia, Priscilla Camilleri, Marisa Attard, Charles Casha, Victoria Galea, Joanne Sciberras, Trevor Żahra and Dr William Zammit. Sergio Grech is the Executive Director of the Council and Joe Debattista the secretary.

The Council’s agenda for this year is a long one. In the days to come, it will be publishing research it has commissioned about the reading habits of the Maltese people, and among the first activities for this year, there is the prize giving ceremony of the National Book Prize.

The National Book Council looks forward to another year of work in favour of the book and reading.