Professor Toni Aquilina’s translation into Maltese of DANIEL RONDEAU’s Malta Ħanina has just been published with the financial support of The Malta Book Council. The book, originally written in French was first published by Éditions Grasset in January 2012.
Author, journalist, editor and diplomat, Daniel Rondeau was French Ambassador to Malta between 2008 and 2011. He left an indellible mark on our island, seeking every opportunity to promote Malta in the French media and to further the historical and cultural ties that have long existed between us and France. He was afterwards appointed French Ambassador to Unesco in Paris, where he is now representing the United Nations University think-tank. He is a well-known figure in French literary circles, having won various prestigious prizes, amongst others the Prix Populiste (1988), the Prix Liberté Littéraire (1994), the Prix des Deux Magots (1997), the Prix Saint Simon (2014) and the Prix Paul Morand of the French Academy for the totality of his work.