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  • Tribute to Malta’s queen of pop

    Tribute to Malta’s queen of pop

    As Ira Losco’s Eurovision entry, Walk on Water, defies all controversy and continues gaining popularity,we bring you a selection of iconic photographs of the singer as captured through the lens of Allen Venables and reproduced in Ira Losco: A...

  • Nobel panel condemns Rushdie death warrant 27 years later

    Nobel panel condemns Rushdie death warrant 27 years later

    The Swedish Academy, which selects the winners of the Nobel Prize in literature, has condemned an Iranian death warrant against British writer Salman Rushdie, 27 years after it was pronounced. Two members quit the academy in 1989 after it refused...

  • Did JK Rowling warn us about Dumbledore’s death?

    Did JK Rowling warn us about Dumbledore’s death?

    It seems like the Harry Potter series can still surprise us after all these years. While fans keep making theories of hidden messages and riddles in the famous books, one particular piece of foreshadowing has caught the Internet's...

  • Maltese architecture through the years

    Maltese architecture through the years

    Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti recently released its latest publication, Maltese Architecture 1900-1970: Progress and Innovations, by Mark Geoffrey Muscat. The event included a presentation by the author about the architectural highlights of the...

  • Archbishop's homilies bound in new book

    Archbishop's homilies bound in new book

    The Curia has released the book Kelma ta’ Ħabib to mark the first anniversary of Mgr Charles Scicluna’s installation as Archbishop of Malta. This book is a collection of over 100 homilies delivered by Mgr Scicluna on variousoccasions since his...

  • Malta’s magnificent century

    Malta’s magnificent century

    Keith Sciberras:From Caravaggio toMattia Preti. Baroque Painting in Malta.Midsea Books, Malta, 2015.192 pp The 17th century was to see Malta experience its most glorious period in painting. Not only did it attract two great masters (one of them a...

  • Now I am one of them, too

    John A. Bonello:Jien, Wieħed MinnhomMerlin Publishers, 2015. Some books have the ability to suddenly make you look at a genre in a different way. Jien, Wieħed Minnhom by John A. Bonello, throws us deep into the action of an episode that started in...

  • Adventure and works of art in story format

    Is it possible for books, art and museums to be instantly appealing to children? Roberta Bajada’s children’s novel, Arloġġ u Tila, aims to do just that with a fun combination of classic paintings, museums with vanishing acts and a gripping mystery...

  • A micro-history of the common folk

    Paul CataniaThe People of the North 1546-1610.Midsea Books, 2015246 pp This is the 24th book in the excellent series Maltese Social Studies published by Midsea Books, another gem to read and enjoy. In this book, Paul Catania, an established...

  • Qrempuċu f’Belt il-Ġobon third edition published

    The tale of Qrempuċu, the little mouse who sets off on an adventure-packed journey in search of Cheese Town, has been republished and the book is now on sale in all leading bookshops. Qrempuċu f’Belt il-Ġobon (Qrempuċu goes to Cheese Town), penned...

  • Kids get political at Hillary book launch

    Kids get political at Hillary book launch

    Elementary school students offer their views on the US presidential election as several new children's books about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton hit store shelves. Vanessa Johnston reports.

  • Don Quixote in Maltese to mark the death of Cervantes

    Don Quixote  in Maltese  to mark the death of Cervantes

    A Maltese translation of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote in poetic form will be published on April 13 – the 400th anniversary of the author’s death. The literary masterpiece translated into Maltese, penned in the early 1980s by Pawlu Montebello...

  • Top scientists to probe death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda

    Top scientists to probe death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda

    An international team of genomics experts and forensic specialists will study the remains of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda to try to solve the cause of his death. The communist poet died in the chaos following Chile's 1973 military coup...

  • Italy bids farewell to Umberto Eco

    Italy bids farewell to Umberto Eco

    Funeral services are held for best-selling Italian author Umberto Eco who wrote "The Name of the Rose". Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

  • Author Harper Lee dead at 89

    Author Harper Lee dead at 89

    Harper Lee, author of the literary classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird," has died at the age of 89. The book, about a child's view of right and wrong in 930s Alabama, won Lee a Pulitzer Prize and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. For decades it was...

  • Church defends sending 'prayers' tweet to author Richard Dawkins

    Church defends sending 'prayers' tweet to author Richard Dawkins

    The Church of England has defended sending "prayers" on Twitter to The God Delusion author Richard Dawkins following his stroke. The outspoken academic, 74, fell ill on February 5, forcing him to cancel a tour of Australia and New Zealand. Now...

  • A question of language

    Rigu Bovingdon: Laurent Ropà.Horizons Publications, 2015. This text by Rigu Bovingdon provides the reader who is unaware of the existence of the Franco-Malto-Gozitan personality, Laurent Ropà, with the basic biographical and literary information...

  • Interest groups, small states and the EU

    Mario Thomas VassalloThe Europeanization of Interest Groups in Malta and Ireland: A Small State Perspective.Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 300 pp In Malta, the 2015 referendum on spring hunting was preceded by a vigorous campaign led by a coalition of...

  • The Gut, from a different perspective

    The Gut, from a different perspective

    George Cini: Strada Stretta – Aktar dawl fuq it-triq li darba xegħlet il-Belt.Self-published, 2015. 276 pp My parents never quite resigned themselves to the fact that Strada Stretta was just round the corner from where we lived. When I was 10, I...

  • New Harry Potter book to be released in July

    A new Harry Potter book will be released nine years after JK Rowling's final story, The Deathly Hallows. Rowling's website Pottermore confirmed that the script of the new stage play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child will be released as a book on...

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