The Malta Independent 22 April 2018, Sunday

Books

The Kappillan is out! A novel for our times

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 12:19 Last update: about 1 day ago

A packed theatre attended the official launching of the Maltese version of Nicholas Monsarrat’s 1973 novel, The Kappillan of Malta at Palazzo De La Salle, Valletta. The translation is by the...

Anna Quindlen exposes NY social strata in 'Alternate Side'

Friday, 20 April 2018, 08:42 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

"Alternate Side" (Random House), by Anna Quindlen Anna Quindlen has written a book that only a New Yorker — or at least someone who has lived there for a stint — could love. The rest...

'The Sandman' will keep readers turning the pages

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 08:41 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

"The Sandman: a Novel" (Knopf), by Lars Kepler Unlike the creature of myth by the same name, "The Sandman" by Lars Kepler will not put you to sleep. Quite to the contrary, you won't want to put...

'The Rising Sea' is entertaining and diverting read

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 08:39 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

"The Rising Sea: a Kurt Austin Adventure" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown Kurt Austin heads the Special Assignment division of NUMA, the U.S. National Underwater and...

Maltese author’s debut published in the UK

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 08:50 Last update: about 5 days ago

Maltese author James Vella-Bardon's debut novel, The Sheriff's Catch, has been published by UK award-winning publisher Unbound. It tells the story of a Maltese-born man forced to join the Spanish...

'Stealing the Show' applauds women in TV

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 08:37 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

"Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing Television" (Atria Books), by Joy Press For the last 15 years, Joy Press has been writing about television for prestigious media outlets. She had...

Literary evening commemorating Kappillan of Malta

Monday, 16 April 2018, 09:31 Last update: about 6 days ago

Lee N. Abela, Joseph Galea and Clive Piscopo will interpret various excerpts from ‘Il-Kappillan ta’ Malta’  during a literary evening marking the official publication of the...

Odd lack of suspense permeates 'Day She Disappeared'

Monday, 16 April 2018, 08:35 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

"The Day She Disappeared" (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Christobel Kent A lackluster plot with too many side stories and underdeveloped characters mar British author...

Nicholas Monsaart paid tribute to Gozo in The Kappillan

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 07:37 Last update: about 7 days ago

The official launching of the latest edition of Il-Kappillan  ta’ Malta was held at San Lawrenz, Gozo, on Friday, 13 April, 2018. The novel, originally written by Liverpool-born Nicholas...

'Raw' tells classic rags-to-riches tale

Friday, 13 April 2018, 08:49 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

"Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang" (Picador), by Lamont U-God Hawkins Another celebrity memoir has graced the genre, and this time it's from a lesser-known member of the multiplatinum rap group...

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