Loranne Vella lives a busy life in Brussels where she translates in an office, reads in bed, writes in cafes and occasionally performs in the street. Every so often she switches locations around. She’s become indifferent to the grey weather but wears a huge smile when it shines. She prefers to write in Maltese, read in English, translate from French, and dream in Japanese. At the end of the day, she still tries to get her eight hours of sleep.
When Fittixni, the manuscript of Antoinette Borg, landed on the publisher’s desk at Merlin Publishers, the whole office dropped whatever it was that they were doing and queued to read it. Not only read it, but revel in it. Borg, a debut author, targets her novel Fittixni at children aged 12 and over. Although, really […]
Is it possible for books, art and museums to be instantly appealing to children? One Maltese author has proved that yes, it is very possible. Roberta Bajada’s children’s novel Arloġġ u Tila is a fun combination of classic paintings, museums with vanishing acts and a gripping mystery plot. Red-haired Ponsjetta is the star of the […]
Irvin’s favourite packet of snacks, Spintzies, is the target of a band of burglars. They break into supermarkets, cleverly blackening security cameras, leave their mark, but never steal anything. Oddly, in each and every shop broken-into, it’s only the boxes of the cheesy, crispy Spintzies which have been moved around. Luckily 19-year old Irvin is […]
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