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2017               Amman, published in Capitals a poetry anthology by Bloomsbury (India).

2014                Passju Taħt ix-Xita (Hopscotch in the rain) shortlisted for the National Book Prize 2013 in the Maltese poetry category. Results will be announced in December. More here: National Book Prize finalists announced.

2013                Passju Taħt ix-Xita (Hopscotch in the rain) collection of poems in Maltese published by Horizons (Malta).

2013                Remember the Future, collection of poems published by Writing Knights Press (US).

2012                To the Ben Gurion Airport Security, a poem published on Hesa Inprint, November issue.

2012                Il-Vojt (The Void/Le Vide – a poem), published in Maltese and French in Voix de la Mediterranee (Voices of the Mediterranean), an anthology of poems for the 15th edition of the Lodève poetry festival, Le passé du vent, France.

2009                Id-Demm Nieżel Bħax-Xita (Blood Falling Like Rain), Skarta Publications, Malta – co-editor of an anthology of poems in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza. More here (in Maltese).

2008                Poems in translation published on Poetica Net.

2006                Biljett Miftuħ (Open Ticket – a poem), published on Il-Malti, literary journal, issue LXXVIII

1997                Frekwenzi ta’ Spirti fis-Sakra (Frequencies of Drunken Spirits – anthology of poems, co-authored with Kenneth Busuttil, Bernard J Cauchi and Karen Vella). For a retro taste of the early internet – it does make me cringe today but, well, we used to connect with a very loud dial-up modem and get cut off whenever someone would raise the telephone – check the website we had put up then! It’s been miraculously revived by Reocities after Geocities had shut down…)


2009                Pinta għall-paċi (A pint for peace) – feature story on beer making in Palestine on the literary publication Kieku l-Ikel Jitkellem (If food could talk) as part of the World Fair Trade Festival, Inizjamed, Malta.

2007                Ten Minutes Malta (a project uniting several Maltese writers asked to write on the same day, at the same time, for 10 minutes), Storie, September, Rome.

2006                Il-Manifest tal-Killer (Killer’s Manifesto – a novel), Choppy Books, Malta.

2002                Taħt il-Kappa tax-Xemx (Under the Sun – short stories), Minima Publishers, Malta.


2017                Granada International Poetry Festival, Nicaragua (February)

2015                Safi Poetry Festival, Morocco

2014                Book Festival on Campus, Malta (April).

2013                Mediterranean Literature Festival, Malta (August).

2013                Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, Australia (August).

2013                Biljett Miftuħ/Open Ticket, Malta – Tales, poems & music of protest, love & death.

2012                Ubud Readers’ and Writers’ Festival, Bali, Indonesia  – poetry readings & panel discussions on poetry, journalism and the Arab Spring.

2012                Voices of the Mediterranean Poetry Festival, 15th edition, Lodève, France.

2009               Organised Id-Demm Nieżel Bħax-Xita (Blood Falling Like Rain), an evening of poetry and music in solidarity with the people of Gaza during the military assault on the blockaded Palestinians, which led to the publication of the anthology of poems bearing the same name. More here (in Maltese).

2008                Mediterranean Literature Festival, Malta (readings of poetry and prose).

2008                Il-Manifest tal-Killer adapted for the stage and part of the official programme for Notte Bianca (White Night) in the capital, Valletta.

1998                Won the Malta Press Club Award in the print journalism category for stories published in The Malta Independent.

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