The Malta Independent 25 September 2022, Sunday
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The Marian cult in all its ramifications

Sunday, 18 September 2022, 09:00 Last update: about 7 days ago Noel Grima

Like other female writers who were brought up in a (probably single sex) Catholic school (another writer who comes to mind is Karen Armstrong who had also been a nun) Marina Warner was brought up in a...

Wars bring about irreversible change

Sunday, 11 September 2022, 12:00 Last update: about 14 days ago

One of the most impressive traits of the Maltese national psyche is that during times of wars, pandemics and other trials and tribulations, the Maltese people rose to the occasion demonstrating...

Cocaine as pure capitalism

Sunday, 11 September 2022, 12:00 Last update: about 14 days ago Noel Grima

In 2019, famous Italian writer Roberto Saviano spoke and wrote many times about Malta and its connections with organised crime. He was speaking and writing in the aftermath of the murder of...

Savage ill-treatment at Frankuni

Sunday, 28 August 2022, 09:11 Last update: about 28 days ago Noel Grima

Paul P. Borg is today one of the most prolific authors in Maltese, with a string of novels making him one of the most-read authors. From writing about Selmun, an area he knows well, to other...

The debt trap

Thursday, 25 August 2022, 10:13 Last update: about 30 days ago Noel Grima

Margaret Atwood is of course the well-known Canadian author of, among others, The Handmaid's Tale (1985) and The Blind Assassin (2000). She wrote this book in 2008 when the world was battling the...

Camila Alves McConaughey takes on picky eaters, with love

Saturday, 20 August 2022, 08:44 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Camila Alves McConaughey has co-written a new children's book about a bunch of picky eaters. Only in this case, the picky eaters aren't the children. "Just Try One Bite" (Penguin Random House)...

Love, inexperience and emotional intensity

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 07:46 Last update: about 3 months ago Noel Grima

This novel is author Sally Rooney's second novel, published after Conversations with Friends.  It is set in Dublin and Carricklea and in 2019 won the British Book Award for Book of the Year. It...

Maltese author’s global acclaim

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 07:00 Last update: about 3 months ago

Readers across the world were recently alerted to the impressive talent of Maltese writers when The Sheriff's Catch, debut novel of prolific Maltese expat writer James Vella-Bardon, was named...

A top-notch detective story

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 09:28 Last update: about 3 months ago Mark A. Sammut Sassi

Even though the story is set in the 1930s, Aleks Farrugia's Camerata! is not a historical novel: the author is too liberal with historical accuracy, at least in this reviewer's opinion. So it's a...

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