Published on Thursday 3 November 2016

Leading contemporary Maltese poet and fiction writer Immanuel Mifsud, winner of the European Union Prize for Literature (2011) and winner of the Malta National Literary Award, will be participating in the New Literature From Europe Festival in New York happening from 7th till 10th December 2016.

Immanuel Mifsud will be participating in three events during the festival: The "Poetry in Motion", "The Art of the Short Story" and "In the Mother Tongue: A European Reading" events. 

During the concluding event, Immanuel Mifsud will be one of the eight special guest authors, who will also be reading a short excerpt from their work in their own language, whilst the English translation of the text is projected as they speak.This event will be the climax of the Festival and will end with remarks by the Festival's President Sean Bye, followed by Salman Rushdie as keynote speaker. 

For further information have a look at the following link:

The New Literature From Europe Festival is a European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) project, co-organized with New York based European cultural institutes of which Arts Council Malta in New York is a full member.

For this year's festival, Arts Council Malta in New York in association with the National Book Council (Malta) is one of the 16 organizing partners. For more info on the festival visit: