Public lecture by award winning Gozitan writer Pierre J. Mejlak
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Gozo Live has announced that Pierre Mejlak, acclaimed Gozitan writer and winner of the European Union Prize for literature, will be giving a talk on Tuesday, the 14th of April at the Exhibition hall in St Francis Square.
Mejlak was born in Gozo in 1982, his first collection of short stories for adults, Qed Nistenniek Niezla max-Xita (I’m waiting for you to fall with the rain) was published to critical and popular acclaim in February 2009.
Pierre J. Mejlak was awarded the European Union Prize for Literature last November for his second collection of short stories, ‘Dak li l-Lejl Ihallik Tghid’ (what the night lets you say) which was published in June 2011.
The award recognises the best new and emerging authors in Europe and the presentation of the awards took place during a gala ceremony at the Concert Noble in Brussels, by the European Commissioner for Education and Culture, Tibor Navracsics, in the presence of the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici, members of the European Parliament and representatives of the Italian Presidency of the EU.
The talk will get underway at 7.00pm and everyone is welcome to attend. The organisers advise that the audience arrive early to ensure getting a seat.
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