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Malta Book Festival

  • Wed 08/11/2017 at 09:00 (+ 4 more dates)
  • Thu 09/11/2017 at 09:00
    Fri 10/11/2017 at 09:00
    Sat 11/11/2017 at 09:30
    Sun 12/11/2017 at 08:30
  • Mediterranean Conference Centre
  • Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb
  • Valletta
  • Everyone
  • 27131574
  • FREE
  • Cultural

Event Details


The Malta Book Festival is held at what used to be the old hospital, the Sacra Infermeria of the Knights of St John, now the Mediterranean Conference Centre, in the first and second week of November. It evolved from the Malta Book Fair, which was first held in 1979, into a festival that celebrates the book culture and seeks to represent the book in its entirety – not just as any object of consumption but as something that involves the reader beyond the confines of the book. For this reason, the event was rebranded as the Malta Book Festival in 2013.

The cultural programme of the Festival features a wealth of activities, including dramatisations of literary texts, discussions and conferences on literary themes, and expert readings of passages from novels or poetry. Weekday mornings are reserved for school children and students.

Among the many participants in the Festival, visitors will encounter practically all the publishers, authors and literary agents active on the island.

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