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Books

  • Tamara’s troubles

    Young adult literature – or teenage literature, as it is also called – usually refers to a certain kind of literature that doesn’t treat its readers as young children, but speaks frankly about life and growing up. At the same time, young adult...

  • The slush pile

    Things I learnt over the holidays: New Year’s Eve, with its retrospective mood and all our social media feeds flooded with best of 2014 lists, is not the best of days to read a depressive, mental illness institutionalisation and grief book. But...

  • A loving ode to Fleur-de-Lys

    Lino Gauci Borda: Tentuf mill-Memorji. BDL, 2014. 120 pp. When I received Lino Gauci Borda`s book Tentuf mill-Memorji, I read it within half a day. It is a book full of memories about Fleur-de-Lys, where the author has lived for over 70 years and...

  • An explosive launch

    An explosive launch

    James Patterson, already among the world’s bestselling authors, plans to shake up the publishing industry with the launch of his new novel, Private Vegas, which will self-destruct within 24 hours. A deep-pocketed fan willing to spend $294,038 will...

  • Youngsters ‘likely to read less’

    Youngsters ‘likely to read less’

    The pleasure of getting lost in a good book could become unknown to many children as some teachers believe youngsters will be less likely to read in the future, a poll suggests. More than half of school staff in the UK (57 per cent) think their...

  • The long and fruitless struggle

    Mario Azzopardi: Epistoli mid-Deżert: Poeżiji u Poesaġġi. Horizons, 2014. 212 pp. Mario Azzopardi was brought up in a very Catholic family and belonged to St Ġorġ Preca’s MUSEUM religious society, but since early manhood he has been an atheist –...

  • Our national anthem

    Oliver Friggieri, L-Istorja tal-Innu Malti. Kif sar u xi jfisser, Klabb Kotba Maltin, Malta, 2014. 152 pp. Ever since it became our national anthem, the Innu Malti has been used, on some irrelevant occasions even over-used, to underline our...

  • The mist as a metaphor

    Alfred Sant: Ċpar: Aktar Rakkonti u Divertimenti. SKS Publishers, 2013. 248 pp. Alfred Sant, former prime minister and currently a member of the European Parliament, has been declared winner of last year’s edition of the National Book Prize in the...

  • Awards for publishers

    Awards for publishers

    Klabb Kotba Maltin and Midsea Books were awarded prizes for best novel, best poetry book, best children’s book and best production of a book in another language during this year’s National Book Prize ceremony. The awarded books included L-Eżodu...

  • Geronimo Stilton in Maltese

    Geronimo Stilton in Maltese

    Publishers Miller have issued six Geronimo Stilton adventure books in Maltese. These best-selling children’s books are narrated by Geronimo Stilton, a mouse from New Mouse City in Mouse Island. He is the editor and publisher of the city’s most...

  • At last, politics with a smile

    Tonio Borg: Nidħqu Bina Nfusna. Kite Group, 2014. 158 pp This book, written in Maltese, has been baking in the oven for many years. Tonio Borg somehow feared to take the plunge and systematically proffered a whole list of excuses, but at last he...

  • Their journey through their eyes

    Their journey through their eyes

    It’s all in the eyes. A cliche? Maybe, but it sure describes the essence of Darrin Zammit Lupi’s photography publication, Isle Landers. Eyes that look haunted, scared, relieved, excited... eyes that make us live a thousand lives. The lives of...

  • Politics with a smile

    Politics with a smile

    They might portray themselves as the pinnacle of seriousness, but, in reality, even politicians will make us smile thanks to some lapsus or quirk, from time to time. Politician Tonio Borg brings us anecdotes from the corridors of parliament,...

  • A picture book for children and adults

    A picture book for children and adults

    A sign of a quality picture book is when it is enjoyed not only by children but also by their parents and adults in general. Merlin Publishers have published Il-Fabbrika tal-Kliem, a picture book which both children and adults can enjoy. It is a...

  • The incorrigible perfectionist

    Anton Grasso: Mejt, Horizons, 2014. pp138 Anton Grasso’s latest publication is a reissue of collected short stories originally published in 1988. But the author insists it is more than that. It is a minute and attentive rewriting of the same...

  • Verġni Sagri wins book award

    Mario Azzopardi’s book Verġni Sagri, Demonji u Boloh għal Alla (Sacred Virgins, Demons and Holy Fools) is the winning title in the category of research in the humanities in this year’s edition of the National Book Prize. Published by Horizons, the...

  • The slush pile

    J.K. Rowling has been upsetting quite a few of her readers recently, with her repeated incursions into the Harry Potter mythology. On each outing – whether speaking at a festival, on her own Pottermore site, or in an interview – she adds some new...

  • Call for scriptwriters open until tomorrow

    Call for scriptwriters open until tomorrow

    An intensive, two-day workshop with Jean Pierre Magro is being organised by Creative Writing Alliance Malta. Magro is a writer and producer based in London. His latest film production, We are Monster, competed at the Edinburgh Film Festival and...

  • Comics as an educational tool

    Comics as an educational tool

    There’s a drive to include comics in the country’s national drive for literacy and it’s all thanks to the people behind the Graphic Novels Library Malta. It all started with Batman, Graphic Novels Library Malta (GNLM) co-founder Luke Caruana...

  • The pain of others

    The pain of others

    Following the opening of Darrin Zammit Lupi’s photography exhibition Isle Landers and book launch at St James Cavalier last week, I woke up the next day and immediately browsed through the publication over my morning coffee. As I reached the end...

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