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Charles Briffa

Professor Charles Briffa lectures on translation and Maltese literature at the University of Malta. He is a member of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (UK) and has translated numerous literary and technical texts. His publications include a wide range of studies on language, translation, and literature, and he has obtained several literary awards:

 

1998: Awarded first Literary Prize for research with his published study Il-Proża tal-Femminiżmu (The Prose of Feminism)

 

1999: Awarded first Literary Prize for research  with his publication In-Novella Maltija (The Maltese Short Story)

 

2007: Awarded first prize in the translation category of the National Book Awards (Premju Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb: L-Ewwel Kategorija “Traduzzjonijiet ta’ Rumanzi u Novelli”) for  The Lie of Oliver Friggieri’s Il-Gidba

 

2008: Awarded first prize in the research category by the National Book Awards (Premju Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb: L-Ewwel Premju Kategorija “Riċerka Ġenerali bil-Malti jew b’Lingwa Oħra”) for his huge volume Il-Letteratura Maltija: L-Istorja tan-Narrattiva (Maltese Literature: The History of Fiction)

 

2010: Awarded first prize by the National Book Council for childrens non-fiction for 2010) for his book Il-Lingwa (Language) in the series Kullana għat-Tfal

 

2010: Awarded first prize by the National Book Council for translation  of Beowulf translated into Maltese from Old English

 

2013: Awarded first prize by the National Book Council for Literary Criticism for his book Joseph Vella Bondin: Drammaturgu (Joseph Vella Bondin: Playwright).