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  • Making poetry accessible

    Making poetry accessible

    France-based poet NADIA MIFSUD tells Stephanie Fsadni that the local poetry scene is thriving, yet getting poems published has become ‘next to impossible’. She gives tips on how poetry can become more popular among the community by being taught in...

  • Book with a noble cause

    Book with a noble cause

    Djamantini (small diamonds) is a collection of prose, poetry and song of its first kind in Malta: it marks a collaborative and thorough effort between students, teachers, established authors and songwriters, and all the proceeds from its sale will...

  • An artistic narrative

    An artistic narrative

    Three Stories showcases Ruben Buhagiar’s recent photographic work, a body of three coherent photo essays which, in many ways, gives the viewer a visual manifesto of Buhagiar’s approach to his creative practice. Three Stories:Ruben Buhagiar.EDE...

  • Baroque and the city

    Baroque and the city

    Cynthia De Giorgio: The Conventual Church of the Knights of Malta.Midsea Publications, 2016 (revised edition). 144 pp. Few churches in Malta – or in Europe, really – can compete with the splendour of St John’s Co-Cathedral. And it is exactly this...

  • A Nordic page turner

    A Nordic page turner

    As the Campus Book Fest rolls into University for the third time, Jo Caruana chats to this year’s special guest, Icelandic author and poet Gerður Kristný. Books and universities go together likes horses and carriages. And yet, since technology...

  • Constitutional and human rights law in Malta

    David J. Attard: The Maltese Legalsystem, Vol. II,Part A.The Malta University Press, 2015.pp. xxxii + 422 I salute the first textbook that engages with the very structure and workings of the fundamental laws of Malta. Whatever happens in this...

  • Legends of the fall author Jim Harrison dies aged 78

    Jim Harrison, the fiction writer, poet and outdoorsman who wrote with gruff affection about the US landscape and rural life, has died at the age of 78. He is best remembered for his 1979 historical saga Legends Of The Fall, which gave him some...

  • 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...

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