Oliver Friggieri – novelist, poet, and literary critic – is Professor of Maltese Literature at the University of Malta. He is the foremost Maltese literary critic and a national author. He has published extensively and in his creative writing he attempts to interpret the sentiments and attitudes of a people living in the Central Mediterranean. Through the medium of literature, Friggieri assumes the role of the conscience of a nation. He proclaims its traditional positive elements in his longer poetic works, but exposes its present negative qualities in his fiction. His prose is not a weapon for war but a cry for justice and honesty. It is simple enough to retain the common readers’ attention and intriguing enough to involve their thinking.