Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival takes place, on Thursday 8, Friday 9 and Saturday 10th September at the Garden of Rest in Floriana (close to the Floriana Central Public Library). This year's edition will focus on The Arab Spring: Dignity and Freedom and will present a vast array of literary genres, languages and unique voices. Leading writers from nine countries and top Maltese musicians will perform at the festival. Mediterranean Literature Festival is organised by Inizjamed and Literature Across Frontiers in collaboration with the British Council.
The readings start at 8.00pm, and entrance to all events is free. Robin Yassin-Kassab will be interviewed at the festival by Dr Albert Gatt on September 10.
was born in west London in 1969. Except for six months in Beirut, he grew up in England and Scotland. He has lived and worked in London, France, Pakistan, Turkey, Syria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Oman. His first novel, The Road From Damascus, was published in 2008 by Hamish Hamilton and Penguin, and by il Saggiatore in Italy. He is also a co-editor and regular contributor to PULSE, recently listed by Le Monde Diplomatique as one of its five favourite websites. His blog can be found at http://www.qunfuz.com
More info about the festival: http://www.inizjamed.org/
Critical acclaim to The Road from Damascus:
Wonderful, witty, very original.
Outstanding, fantastically enjoyable, wise and intelligent…reminds us how rich a good book can be.
An eye-opener, richly evocative.