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  • Book prize contenders

    Two books released by SKS Publishers last year have been shortlisted by the adjudication board of the 2017 edition of the National Book Prize. They are Western: Bejn Rakkonti, Bejn Divertimenti by Alfred Sant and L-Iżvilupp tal-Edukazzjoni f’Malta...

  • The women of Malta

    Thirty long years of research by historian Yosanne Vella culminated in her most recent publication, Women in 18th Century Malta, launched at the recent Malta Book Festival. The book deals with the role of women in Malta from the social, economic...

  • A lifetime in reviews

    As he prepares to release an anthology of some of his most memorable reviews, renowned critic Paul Xuereb chats to Jo Caruana about his dedication to theatre and his favourite memories of it. Paul Xuereb is a name intrinsically linked to theatre...

  • Cooking from the heart

    Cooking from the heart

    Tisjir Mill-Qalb 2017 is out for sale. Apart from a celebration of culinary delights, this publication intends to recognise all those Maltese chefs who have sought a future away from the island’s shores and yet remained loyal to their roots. This...

  • Malta Book Festival: 'In a good review everything has to be riveting!’

    Malta Book Festival: 'In a good review everything has to be riveting!’

    The annual Malta Book Festival is currently taking place in Valletta’s Mediterranean Conference Center (MCC). It is free of charge and open to the public morning and evenings, plus all day during the weekend. Times of Malta participated in ‘A...

  • Book looks into life for 18th century women in Malta

    Book looks into life for 18th century women in Malta

    A newly-launched book reveals the economic, social and religious role women played in Maltese society 300 years ago.  Women in 18th Century Malta, which has been 30 years in the making, has been launched by SKS Publishers at the Malta Book...

  • 18th century nun had sought abortion

    18th century nun had sought abortion

    The Inquisitor’s archives reveal that a Carmelite nun became pregnant in 1730 and tried to have an abortion, while nuns at the Monastery of Santa Scholastica were accused of scandalous and pagan behaviour, one nun being accused of having sexual...

  • Tisjir Mill-Qalb on sale today

    Tisjir Mill-Qalb on sale today

    The annual recipe book Tisjir Mill-Qalb 2017 is out for sale today, raising money for the Malta Community Chest Fund. Apart from a celebration of culinary delights, the publication recognises all those Maltese chefs who have sought a future away...

  • Human rights work still ‘relevant’

    Mainly Human Rights: Studies in Honour of J.J. Cremona. Foundation Internationale de Malte, 2017 (second revised edition).Salvino Busuttil (ed.) The late Ambassador Prof. Salvino Busuttil had concluded, prior to his demise, the second revised...

  • This will break your heart

    Nadia Mifsud Mutschler: Ir-Rota Daret Dawra (kważi) SħiħaMerlin Publishers, 2017. This is the book that broke my heart and still made me love it, the one that I am recommending whole-heartedly even though reading is guaranteed to make you sad. Why...

  • Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Palazzo Falson

    Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Palazzo Falson

    Treasures Of Malta (Summer 2017).Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti,2017. The latest issue of Treasures of Malta (Summer 2017, No. 69, Vol. XXIII, No. 3) is somewhat more special than usual as it commemorates the 10th anni­versary of the opening of...

  • Workbooks ideal for students with concentration issues adapted for Maltese market

    Workbooks ideal for students with concentration issues adapted for Maltese market

    With life becoming more distracting for young children, a local publisher has adapted two workbooks that are ideal for students with concentration issues or ADHD – a first for Malta. Children are nowadays constantly bombarded with information,...

  • Book on Ta' Braxia to be launched

    Book on Ta' Braxia to be launched

    Conrad Thake is soon debutting his work on the Ta'Braxia Cemetery by the famous E.L. Galizia, who was also the mind behind the Turkish Ottoman Cemetery. He will be providing a talk about his work for Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar at the Italian...

  • Harry Potter still casting his spell over Bloomsbury revenues

    Harry Potter still casting his spell over Bloomsbury revenues

    Harry Potter is continuing to work his magic for publisher Bloomsbury 20 years after his debut, with special editions of his first adventure helping revenue rise 15%. Bloomsbury released new editions of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the...

  • Saunders wins Man Booker prize with his first full-length novel

    Saunders wins Man Booker prize with his first full-length novel

    American author George Saunders has been handed this year's Man Booker Prize for his first full-length novel. Lincoln In The Bardo, which focuses on the night Abraham Lincoln laid his 11-year-old son to rest in 1862, was hailed as "utterly...

  • Female encounters in 18th century Malta

    Female encounters in 18th century Malta

    Women in 18th Century Malta is a new publication which brings together various aspects of women’s lives in 18th century Malta, including the work they did, their involvement in religion and magic as well as  their interaction and encounters with...

  • 'We have stopped producing gentlemen in politics'

    'We have stopped producing gentlemen in politics'

    Satirical writer Wayne Flask returns to the public eye with the launch of his debut novel, Kapitali, a true-to-life frolic that throws new Labourites, Nationalists and shadowy businessmen into one melting pot of dark humour. Interview by Ramona...

  • Book festival to open with conference on truth in literature

    Book festival to open with conference on truth in literature

    Since the Malta Book Fair was re-designated as the Malta Book Festival in 2013, each edition of the festival has been characterised by a theme chosen for its relevance to the current socio-political environment. This year’s edition is no...

  • The dame of World War II

    The dame of World War II

    Prince Charles will tomorrow attend a ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the awarding of the George Cross to Malta. Diana Mackintosh, 98, vividly recalls those momentous days and recounts them in her biography – Unsinkable – to be published next...

  • ‘Revolutionising’ the way to visit the Maltese islands

    The third edition of Malta Treasure Hunts by Island Publications has been launched. Devised, written and illustrated by veteran journalist Terence Mirabelli, the 64-page booklet contains a series of themed hunts that will take tourists and...