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Date: 6th-10th of November 2019


Wednesday 6th: from 9AM to 1pm & 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday 7th: from 9AM to 1pm & 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday 8th: from 9AM to 1pm & 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday 9th: from 9:30am to 10:30pm 
Sunday 10th: from 8:30am to 9:30pm

Free Entrance

Venue: Mediterranean Conference Centre Valletta

The National Book Council (NBC) will be organising the 2019 Malta Book Festival, the country's foremost annual book celebration, which will be taking place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, starting from Wednesday 6 November up to Sunday 10 November.

The full programme of events and activities will be published in the second week of September and will be delivered in printed format to all households in Malta and Gozo.

As in previous editions, the Festival will open with a conference, which will this year relate to the genres of sci-fi and fantasy, and will be led by a number of local and overseas authors. Among them is Loranne Vella, the Brussels based author of 'Rokit' (Merlin Publishers) and winner of the 2018 National Book Prize. The foreign authors attending the conference are Malta-born Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Kali Wallace and Dave Rudden.

In the coming weeks the NBC will also be announcing the name of a renowned international author as this year’s special guest.

Students visiting on weekday mornings will be treated to a special programme of cultural and fun activities that is being prepared for them. Among them, performances by a group of professional actors led by Antonella Axisa, who will adapt last year’s Terramaxka Prize winning works for the stage. The popular comedy duo Danusan will be once again staging performances inspired by the works which will have just been awarded the 2019 Terramaxka Prize. Tickets will be made on sale on the MCC website on the first week of September.

The NBC reminds all those exhibitors who haven't yet sent their application to do so at https://ktieb.org.mt/national-book-festival/ by 9 August.

Follow this space for more updates!

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