An evening ded­i­cated to Maria Grech Ganado at the MBF2016

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

In 2015 the Na­tional Book Coun­cil de­cided to ded­i­cate an event to the win­ner of the pre­vi­ous year’s Life­time Achieve­ment Award. As it hap­pened, our first guest was the late Prof. God­frey Wet­tinger, best known for the joint dis­cov­ery and first trans­la­tion of the great­est lit­er­ary trea­sure of the coun­try: Il-Kan­tilena of Pi­etru Caxaro, and for his re­cently-vin­di­cated re­fusal of Gian Francesco Abela’s claim of con­ti­nu­ity of Mal­tese Chris­tian­ity.

Ac­cord­ingly, this year we will cel­e­brate the work and lit­er­ary con­tri­bu­tion of the 2015 win­ner of the Life­time Achieve­ment Award, the po­et­ess Maria Grech Ganado, au­thor of one of the best-loved po­ems in modern Mal­tese lit­er­a­ture Jum San Valentin and the first ever woman to be ap­pointed lec­turer at the Uni­ver­sity of Malta. The event will fo­cus both on her lit­er­ary work and on her ac­tiv­i­ties in the so­cial and cul­tural spheres.

Maria will be in­ter­viewed by Charles Calleja dur­ing the event which will take place on Fri­day 11th Novem­ber 20:30hrs at the Mediter­ranean Con­fer­ence Cen­tre. Mem­bers of the pub­lic are en­cour­aged to at­tend.

For up­dates please visit the of­fi­cial web­site: ktieb.org.mt and the MBF2016 Face­book event page

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