The 2022 Malta Book Festival programme of events

The National Book Council (NBC) has released the programme of events for the
2022 Malta Book Festival during a press conference held at the National Library of
Malta in Valletta. The Minister for Education, Hon. Clifton Grima, and the NBC
Executive Chairperson, Mark Camilleri addressed the audience.

The programme of events of the 2022 Festival includes more than 100 events over
ve days between Wednesday 23 and Sunday 27 November. The events – free of
charge and held in designated halls at the MFCC – range from shows and activities
for the family and students, to book launches and presentations, animated readings,
thematic discussions and professional meet-ups between the public and book
industry stakeholders.

In his speech, Camilleri noted that the cultural programme of the Malta Book Festival
is also the result of a fruitful collaboration with different entities, leading to a product

which is appealing to adults and children alike. Among others, the following

collaborations were mentioned: with Arts Council Malta to curate the From

Illustration to Book exhibition; with Żigużajg to direct shows based on the 2022

Terramaxka Book Prize winning books; and with Inspire Foundation to manage a

sensory-friendly room for the benefit of children on the autism-spectrum. Mr

Camilleri touched upon the international aspect of the programme of events,

mentioning this edition’s foreign guests
John Boyne, the bestselling author among
others of
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and Joe Sacco, respected worldwide as a
cartoonist and journalist and considered the pioneer of comics journaliusm.

Hon. Grima said that this edition is much anticipated, since the previous two were
had to abide by many Covid mitigation measures and restrictions. “I am very pleased
that this time around we’re hosting 9,000 students compared to the 3,000 of last
year. This is surely good news.” He stressed the need to instil in children the love of
reading in all its forms from as young an age as possible. In his concluding remarks,
Hon. Grima said that the publishing industry will be getting the attention it deserves,
and that authors and publishers will get all the support they nee

The 2022 Malta Book Festival will be held between Wednesday 23 and Sunday 27
November at the MFCC, Ta’ Qali. For more information visit the NBC’s
and Instagram pages, or the Facebook page of the Malta Book Festival.


See the full programme here

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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