National Book Festival promises to be a ‘holistic cultural experience’

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  This feature first appeared on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section. International authors, a competition for debut writers, book launches, exhibitions, film and myriad other activities are set to transform this year’s edition of the recently-revamped National Book Festival into a holistic cultural experience that should get the most committed non-reader to rethink […]

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The demise of the public library

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  Reading books has become a dying art and its death has turned our public libraries into ghost towns. Can this trend be reversed? An edited version of this report was published on The Sunday Times. There are 54 public libraries spread across Malta and Gozo, with over 21,000 members across the whole network.  And […]

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Plotting the readers’ return

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The very definition of reading has nowadays been extended to include newspaper reports, blogs and websites. Web-site ranking service Alexa.com lists local and international news portals as being among in the top 50 most-visited websites by the Maltese. Yet, we have no way of knowing how much time is spent engaging in actual reading, beyond […]

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