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Between the 18th and the 23rd of January Clare Azzopardi will be taking part in the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Clare will be amongst other panelists in the following sessions:

Reading in the Mother Tongue: Talking Children’s Literature

Negotiatig the Net in the Teen Years

The Heart of the short story

Literary Europe Live in India 2017

 Festival Directors and Lit Prize Directors Round Table

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Between the 9th and the 11th of December Clare Azzopardi took part in the Latvian Prose Festival in Riga. She was interviewed together with Slovenian writer Jasmin B. Frelih and talked about creative writing to students. 

She also gave a reading from Frape, her book for young adults, which will be published in Latvian later this year. 

The translation of Frape was made by Janis Elsbergs.

Latvia is calling!

Next weekend will be nothing short of cold. Clare Azzopardi will be taking part in Latvian Literature Festival "Prozas lasījumi." The name of the Festival that will be held in Riga translates to "Prose readings." In fact, it is a multi-day festival dedicated specifically to prose. The first edition was held in 1995 and currently it is being organised by the Latvian Literature Center.

This year the Festival will take place between the 9th and 11th of December. Clare will be participating in a discussion with the students of the Literary Academy on the 10th of December. On that day she will also be part of the International Guest Night together with Jasmin B. Frelih (Slovenia), Kjell Westo (Finland), and Emmi Itaranta (Finland).

New ventures for the New Voices from Europe

Clare Azzopardi is one of the New Voices from Europe - you've already heard about that! 

But the film by Biuro Literackie from Poland, is new. Watch the trailer of ten of the most interesting writers working in Europe today. The selection by an international jury is a part of the Literary Europe Live project led by Literature Across Frontiers

Clare Azzopardi is featured together with Juana Adcock, Bruno Vieira Amaral, Rumena Bužarovska, Erika Fatland, Albert Forns, Anja Golob, Árpád Kollár, Ciwanmerd Kulek, and Zoran Pilić.

Of book prizes and flamingos ...

A few weeks ago The National Book Council announced the winners of the Terramaxka Prize 2016. This is the national prize for books written for children and adolescents throughout 2015. The winners were announced on Tuesday 7th November during the official opening of the Malta Book Festival. The Festival was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. Clare Azzopardi's award-winning picture book Mingu was read to school children during in a series of activities organised for them. 

ORIGINAL WORK: BOOKS FOR CHILDREN (AGES 0-7)

Mingu by Clare Azzopardi 

Mingu published by Merlin Publishers Limited also won the award for the BEST BOOK PRODUCTION.

An excerpt of the book in English can be read here.

Kudos, Clare!