Mark Montebello is the author of various books of a philosophical and critical nature. He has been researching the tradition of philosophy in Malta for more than a score of years, consulting many an archive both in Malta and abroad. He published general introductions to the subject, monographs on a number of Maltese philosophers, as well as studies related to philosophical themes. Some of his publications have been best-sellers in Malta, including his 2004 biography of social reformer Manuel Dimech. Montebello is a Dominican priest.