Nadia Mifsud loves words. No, no. Scratch that. She’s scared of words. Well, maybe it’s a love-hate relationship. Her mother is to blame for her love of words – she used to buy her books instead of sweets. But she’s petrified every time she sits down to write because she has no control over words. She starts off writing a novel, and ends up with a poem. Or the other way round. Sometimes out of this chaos, a book is born and published: żugraga (2009), kantuniera ’l bogħod (Skarta Edition, 2015), Ir-rota daret dawra (kważi) sħiħa (Merlin, 2017).