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Books

  • Of national politics and social problems

    Alfred Buttigieg: The collected playsSelf-published, 2017 Alfred Buttigieg is one of a handful of Maltese authors who have established themselves as playwrights on the Maltese stage in the past half-century. A co-founder, with Michael Fenech, of...

  • 51 winners of Man Booker vie for 50th anniversary prize

    51 winners of Man Booker vie for 50th anniversary prize

    All 51 winners of the Man Booker will be pitted against each other for a special award to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the prize. The Golden Man Booker will crown the best work of fiction from the last five decades. It will span from the...

  • Maltese musicians interviewed

    Laurence Mizzi: Mużiċisti mill-qrib: ġabra ta’ intervistiHorizons, 2017. ISBN978-99957-63-89-3 This volume contains a collection of interviews Laurence Mizzi conducted with Maltese musicians – composers and performers – and published  in the...

  • Learning about Augustinian spirituality

    Learning about Augustinian spirituality

    Peter Paul CachiaOSA: Spirituality, Devotions & Traditions of the Augustinian Friars in Gozo. Augustinian Province Malta The name of Augustinian monk Fr Peter Paul Cachia of Victoria is gradually becoming synonymous with the history of the...

  • Debut novel centres around Valletta

    Debut novel centres around Valletta

    After four years of research and writing, John Naudi is today launching City of Shadows, a mystery thriller set in late 19th-century Valletta. The author, 31, says his love for the capital has helped him evoke life in what was then a teeming city...

  • Letters from Burns' boss reveal poet's 'foibles'

    Letters from Burns' boss reveal poet's 'foibles'

    Robert Burns' boss said the Bard possessed genius as well as "foibles of various kinds", a recently identified letter has revealed. Letters from John Mitchell, who was the head of the Excise Collection at Dumfries when the poet worked there, have...

  • The beauty of Valletta from above... and below

    The beauty of Valletta from above... and below

    It was just over 450 years ago that the first stone was laid on the rocky, barren peninsula that is now Valletta. Its majestic fortifications and baroque churches, elegant architecture and the Grand Harbour have made the city among the most...

  • Valletta – My City, My Story

    Valletta – My City, My Story

    Heritage Malta launched the book Valletta – My City, My Story on the occasion of Valletta 2018 as the European Capital of Culture. The book narrates the early years of Valletta and its inhabitants, brought back to life as the reader wanders...

  • Preserving our story for future generations

    Nicholas C. Vella (Ed.) Malta Archaeological Review Issue 11 (2012-2013). The Journal of the Archaeological Society Malta. Midsea Books, Malta 2017. The 11th issue of the Malta Archaeological Review, a peer-reviewed journal, comprises a wide...

  • The lady is not for turning

    The lady is not for turning

    Joseph A. Debono, Caroline Muscat (Eds) INVICTA: The Life and Work of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The Pertinent Press, 2017. One day in the late 1980s, the late Anne Mamo (née Kemp), with whom I had worked as a young sub-editor at The Sunday Times of...

  • A summer romance

    Alfred Massa:Vaganzi Sajfin: a novel in MalteseHorizons Publications, 2017; 223 pp. Nothing goes down better in the hot summer days than a good novel and a cold drink. The average Maltese reader, however, is particularly fond of romantic stories...

  • Lifting the veil (partly)

    Yosanne Vella:Women in 18th Century MaltaSKS Publishers, Malta, 2017. Up to a couple of generations ago, more than half of the population of the world hardly featured in history. Making a few exceptions for the excitingly sinful, like Messalina...

  • Mediterranean flavours

    Mediterranean flavours

    Mediterranean Identities: Environment, society, culture, edited by Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš, Croatia: InTech, 2017, xi + 414pp, hardback, ISBN 978-953-51-3585-2. Anyone who ran a search for the word ‘Mediterranean’ on Amazon would be pardoned for...

  • New book reveals Malta’s wild side

    New book reveals Malta’s wild side

    A new book, launched today, reveals the secrets of the natural world on the Maltese islands. Malta’s Top 10 is a guide to the wildlife that visitors and residents are most likely to encounter. It also lets readers in on the whereabouts of shy or...

  • The Great Siege as seen from the Turkish perspective

    Arnold Cassola: Süleyman the Magnificent and Malta 1965: Decisions, Concerns and Consequences. 2017. There are probably few sieges written about more than the 1565 Siege of Malta, but much of it is written from the Christian side, which the Order...

  • New publication about Malta arts scene

    Miranda Publishers, known for being behind the much-acclaimed 360° series of books documenting Malta’s historical and cultural heritage, have just launched Karen Elizabeth Steed’s Malta: The Beautiful Hour to their list. Pre-publication the book...

  • Beautiful bonds

    Klabb Kotba Maltin has just published a modern fairy tale which is ideal as a gift for the very young as well as the very old. Il-Ħamiem ta’ Matty, written by David Aloisio, and illustrated by Matt Stroud, is the latest novel published by Klabb...

  • Maltese-Australian wins National Book Prize for novels

    Maltese-Australian wins National Book Prize for novels

    An Australian lady of Maltese origin, Lou Drofenik, has won the National Book Prize for novels in Maltese and English category, with an English novel The Confectioner’s Daughter, published by Horizons. The 2017 edition of the National Book Prize...

  • No pressure: translator being sought for Dun Karm's poems

    No pressure: translator being sought for Dun Karm's poems

    Here's a daunting challenge: the National Book Council is launching a new translation project of national importance – the publication of a poetry collection of Dun Karm Psaila, translated into English. The project has been entrusted to the NBC by...

  • The cemetery which opened the gates to extramural burials

    The cemetery which opened the gates to extramural burials

    Located in one of Malta’s busiest traffic nodes, Ta’ Braxia, in Pietà, is one of the few multifaith cemeteries on the island and the final resting place of prominent personalities, including Russian ballerina Princess Natalie Poutiatine. Designed...

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