‘Premju Terramaxka 2016’ winners announced

The National Book Council announced the winners of the ‘Premju Terramaxka 2016’ – a national award for books written for children and adolescents during 2015.

The winners were announced in the beginning of the month during the official opening of the National Book Festival at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, in the presence of all the award’s participants, festival exhibitors and other guests.

The books will be commemorated during the festival with a series of events aimed for students who visit the book festival with their schools in the morning.

The winners of the Premju Terramaxka in their respective categories are the following:

Category: ORIGINAL WORKS: BOOKS FOR CHILDREN (0-7 YEARS)
Mingu by Clare Azzopardi (Merlin Publishers Limited).

Category: ORIGINAL WORKS: BOOKS FOR CHILDREN (8-12 YEARS)
Irvin Vella Investigatur Virtwali: il-Każ Manduca by John A. Bonello (Merlin Publishers Limited).

Category: ORIGINAL WORKS: BOOKS FOR ADOLESCENTS (13-16 YEARS)
Djamantini ta’ Kulleġġ Santa Klara, Secondary School, Pembroke.

Category: TRANSLATION: BOOKS TRANSLATED IN MALTESE (0-7 Years)
Vjoletta by Loranne Vella (Merlin Publishers Limited)
a translation of the book ‘Violeta’ by Abril Calero.

Category: TRANSLATION: BOOKS TRANSLATED IN MALTESE (8-12 Years)
Il-Leġenda ta’ San Ġorġ u d-Dragun by Pierre J. Mejlak (Merlin Publishers Limited)
a translation of ‘La llegenda de Sant Jordi i el Drac’ by Laura Vaqué.

Award for BEST BOOK PRODUCTION: PREMJU TERRAMAXKA 2015
Merlin Publishers for the book Mingu by Clare Azzopardi.

Award for ILLUSTRATION OF WINNING BOOK IN CATEGORY OF ORIGINAL WORKS OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 0-7 YEARS
Lisa Falzon for Mingu.

Award for ILLUSTRATION OF WINNING BOOK IN CATEGORY OF ORIGINAL WORKS OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 8-12 YEARS
Lisa Falzon for Irvin Vella Investigatur Virtwali: il-Kaz Manduca.

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