Winners of the Book Prize 2016
The National Book Council has announced the winners of the Terramaxka Prize 2016 – a national prize for books written for children and adolescents throughout 2015.
Winners were announced on Tuesday during the official opening of the Malta Book Festival (9-13 November) at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta in the presence of all prize participants, Festival exhibitors and other special guests.
These winning titles will be celebrated during festival mornings in a series of activities organized for visiting school children. Following are all winning titles of the Terramaxka Prize in their respective categories.
Category: ORIGINAL WORK: BOOKS FOR CHILDREN (AGES 0-7)
Mingu by Clare Azzopardi (Merlin Publishers Limited).
Category: ORIGINAL WORK: BOOKS FOR ADOLESCENTS (AGES 13-16)
Djamantini by Kulleġġ Santa Klara, Skola Sekondarja, Pembroke.
Category: TRANSLATION: BOOKS TRANSLATED INTO MALTESE (AGES 0-7)
Vjoletta by Loranne Vella (Merlin Publishers Limited) translation of ‘Violeta’ by Abril Calero. translation of ‘La llegenda de Sant Jordi i el Drac’ by Laura Vaqué.
Prize for BEST BOOK PRODUCTION: TERRAMAXKA BOOK PRIZE 2015
Merlin Publishers Limited for Mingu by Clare Azzopardi.
Prize for ILLUSTRATOR OF WINNING BOOK IN THE ORIGINAL WORKS: BOOKS FOR CHILDREN (AGES 0-7)
Lisa Falzon for Mingu.
Prize for ILLUSTRATOR OF WINNING BOOK IN THE ORIGINAL WORKS: BOOKS FOR CHILDREN (AGES 8-12) CATEGORY
Lisa Falzon Investigatur Manduca. for Irvin Virtwali: Vella il-Kaz