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  • 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...

  • Living and working in the Holy Land

    Living and working in the Holy Land

    Clare Azzopardi, Gilbert Calleja, Nathalie Grima:il-Maltin fl-Art Imqaddsa u lil HinnMerlin Publishers, 2015. This is a handsome and somewhat heavy, volume in a large format. It consists of several short chapters in which Maltese, mainly...

  • The twilight sad

    Alfred Massa: Fl-GħabexA Collection of poems: 1996 -2006.S Dom Communications Ltd, 2015. 111 pp. Lately, Alfred Massa has been very busy churning out a number of highly-appealing novels in Maltese. This is something he has been doing for years,...

  • New book about Italian anti-fascists

    There were thousands of people who, as a result of their opposition to Benito Mussolini’s regime, had to seek refuge in other countries, but only two settled in Malta – Giuseppe Donati and Umberto Calosso. A new book has been published to shed...

  • Publisher pulls George Washington children's book amid slavery row

    A new children's picture book about George Washington and his slaves is being taken off the shelves amid claims that it sentimentalises a brutal part of American history. A Birthday Cake For George Washington, released on January 5, has been...

  • Laughter in the darkness

    Trevor Żahra: Vespri.Merlin Publishers, 2015.  As someone whose early reading habits were partly shaped by the treasure trove of adventures that was Trevor Żahra’s list of children’s books, I was thrilled with the release of a new collection of...

  • New book about wartime Malta

    A new book revolving around wartime Malta, Malta’s Greater Siege & Adrian Warburton – The Most Valuable pilot in the RAF, was launched by Paul McDonald. The book focuses on the story of Adrian Warburton, the RAF’s most highly decorated recce pilot...

  • The slush pile

    Just like camels store food in their hump for times of drought, I’m currently reading much less than usual, so I’m finding myself needing to resort to back-provisions of read books. It’s not that I’m off reading, but the side effect of returning...

  • Of noble patriotism

    Ted M. Mizzi: The Rotunda.A Testament to Faith, Courage and Love.Self-published, 2015, 164 pp. Nemo me impune lacessit – No one attacks me with impunity. Few Scotsmen would not be aware that this Latin dictum is, in fact, the motto of the Most...

  • Maltese generals, admirals

    Author Charles Gauci is well known for his books on the genealogy and heraldry of the nobility in Malta. He has also written two textbooks on interventional pain therapy, one of which (now in its third edition and translated into both Korean and...

  • Civil law publication launched

    The Department of Legal History and Methodology within the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta has launched a book about Maltese civil law. The book, Notes of Maltese Civil Law, is edited by President Emeritus Ugo Mifsud Bonnici and...

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