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    Pierre J. Mejlak

Having Said Goodnight

ta' : Pierre J. Mejlak     Translator:


ISBN: 9789990915518
Qoxra: paperback
Età: adults
Pubblikazzjoni : 2015
Paġni : 216
Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature Translated into English by Clare Vassallo and Antoine Cassar In this captivating collection of stories, people are often at a crossroads, somewhere between a world they know and one they feel pulled towards. Torn between past and future, centre and periphery, real and imaginary, they move from one point in their existence to another, trying to understand a life they have lived but perhaps never fully comprehended. A woman is overjoyed at the news her husband has been found dead. A crow breaks into a young couple's flat, smashing perceptions and assumptions, and a dying father sends his son on a journey to meet an old flame. A young boy builds friendships with burnt matchsticks and a widow makes her husband's manuscript her own. From the heart of the Mediterranean comes a new and exciting storyteller, a keen observer and a great collector of people's moods. The English edition of European Union Prize for Literature-winning Dak li l-lejl iħallik tgħid "This is a book about storytelling, not only as a form of pleasure that is shares between writer and reader but more importantly as a gift that's given with love and needs love to be appreciated." - The European Union Prize for Literature Jury

Pierre J. Mejlak huwa magħruf l-aktar għall-antoloġija tiegħu Dak li l-Lejl Iħallik Tgħid (Having said goodnight), li biha rebaħ il-Premju Unjoni Ewropea għal-Letteratura fl-2014 u li ġa ġiet tradotta f’għaxar lingwi. Il-kitbiet tiegħu ispiraw sensiela televiżiva, film qasir u numru ta’ xogħlijiet teatrali. Fil-ħin liberu tiegħu, iħobb jilgħab it-table tennis u jemmen li t-top spins tiegħu għandhom potenzjal.

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