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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Malta Book Fair

The 22nd edition of the Malta Book Fair will be held between tomorrow 15th and the 19th of November at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. Annie Dalton will be the special guest at this year's Book Fair convened by the National Book Council ( why is the info on the Education Ministry website so out of date? ) chaired by Dr Ġorġ Mallia:

..Wednesday will see the launch of Trevor Zahra’s latest book ‘Sħab’ at 1800CET. In turn, Karl Schembri will launch his novel ‘Il-Manifest tal-Killer’ on Saturday also at 1800CET. The launch will be followed by a recital by PoeżijaPlus at 1930CET. The National Book Prize Ceremony will take place on Friday, starting at 0730CET..

The Fair will wrap up with the presence of famed authoress Annie Dalton. Annie Dalton was born in Dorset and grew up in the country during the fifties. She claims she didn't intend to be a writer when she was young, but the discovery of a local library nourished her love of books from an early age.

Annie Dalton has worked as a waitress, a cleaner, a factory worker and as a Writer in Residence in a prison, an experience she claims changed her life: "I was there for three years, on and off, and it changed me completely". She now lives in Suffolk and her reputation as a successful children's author continues to grow. Annie's writing is lively, contemporary and witty; she tackles very real subjects with both humour and sensitivity.

Exhibitors at the Book Fair include Sensiela Kotba Socjalisti (SKS), Franny Jo Publications, Book Distributors Ltd (BDL),Klabb Kotba Maltin, Midsea PuBLISHERS, Pubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza (PIN),HorizonsPublishers Enterprises Group (PEG),Wise Owl Publications, Department Of Libraries,Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, Uptrend Publishing, Allied Retail & Commercial Co. Ltd, Merlin Library, Islamic Call Society, Aquilina Bookshop, Wise Owl Bookshop, Sierra Distributors Ltd, Wise Owl Bookshop, Preca Library, Ghaqda tal-Muzika San Gejtanu, Audio Visual Centre, Spiritual Assembly Of The Baha'is Of Malta and The Scorpion.
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