The Malta Independent 17 August 2022, Wednesday

Arts

Love, inexperience and emotional intensity

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 07:46 Last update: about 11 days 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 11 days 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 14 days 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...

An autobiographical novel

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 09:23 Last update: about 14 days ago Noel Grima

On 1 May, I wrote, perhaps too late, a review of my friend Oliver Friggieri's autobiography, Fjuri li ma jinxfux. This novel, translated in English by Rose Marie Caruana, covers more or less the same...

History as a slow-flowing river

Sunday, 24 July 2022, 11:00 Last update: about 24 days ago Noel Grima

First the immediate things you notice. The massive book that you can hardly hold. The quaint numbering of pages, decreasing rather than increasing, as we do in the West. Then you find out this is a...

'Wendy Williams Show' ending, new Sherri Shepherd show ahead

Sunday, 24 July 2022, 09:59 Last update: about 23 days ago

"The Wendy Williams Show" will end because of Williams' prolonged health-related absence and be replaced this fall with a show hosted by Sherri Shepherd, the producer of both TV programs said...

New Tears for Fears songs 'plumb the depths of our souls'

Sunday, 24 July 2022, 09:58 Last update: about 23 days ago Associated Press

Creating the first Tears for Fears album of new material in 17 years didn't initially go too well.  The duo went into the studio with an array of songwriters to try and tease out a modern hit...

Loving documentary of TV giants in 'Lucy and Desi'

Sunday, 24 July 2022, 09:56 Last update: about 23 days ago Associated Press

A boy sees a pretty girl at a party and delivers a pick-up line for the ages. "If you don't have anything to do tonight, how would you like to learn how to do the rhumba?" he asks. The girl is...

Saul Williams working on graphic novel 'Let There Be Dark'

Sunday, 24 July 2022, 09:52 Last update: about 23 days ago Associated Press

The rapper, actor and poet is working with illustrator Paul Davey (otherwise known as "mattahan") on a graphic novel, "Let There Be Dark," which publisher First Second Books calls a "high wire dance"...

APS Summer Festival

Sunday, 17 July 2022, 10:13 Last update: about 30 days ago

Why was it important for the University of Malta to extend the collaboration with APS Bank for the APS Summer Festival for another year? At UM we believe in serving students, scholars and society...

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