Awturi 2017

John Aquilina (UK/Malta) | Asja Bakić (Bosnia Herzegovina) | Lili Benromdhane (Tunisia) | Mark Camilleri (Malta) | Immanuel Mifsud (Malta) | Jean Portante (Luxembourg) | Alfred Sant (Malta) | Zoë Skoulding (Wales)| Ma Thida (Myanmar) | Arvis Viguls (Latvia) | Gjoko Zdraveski (FYROM)


 

 

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John Aquilina

John Aquilina twieled Ħ’Attard, Malta, fl-1977. Beda jikteb il-poeżija fl-1994, l-iktar bil-Malti, imma riċentement ukoll bl-Ingliż. L-ewwel ġabra tiegħu, Leħnek il-Libsa Tiegħi, dehret fl-2010 u rebħet il-Premju Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb is-sena ta’ wara. Bħalissa qed ilesti t-tieni ġabra ta’ poeżiji. John spiċċa l-istudji fil-Matematika fl-2005, u minn dak iż-żmien għadu jaħdem fil-finanzi fil-belt ta’ Londra.

 

John Aquilina was born in Attard, Malta, in 1977. He started writing poetry in 1994, mostly in Maltese but recently also in English. His first collection of poetry in Maltese, Leħnek il-Libsa Tiegħi (Your voice my only clothing), appeared in 2010 and won the Malta National Book Prize in 2011. He is currently preparing a second collection of poetry. Professionally, John completed his studies in Mathematics in 2005, and since then has worked as a Financial Analyst in the City of London.

 


 

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Asja Bakić

Asja Bakić (1982) was born in Tuzla, but she currently lives and works in Zagreb. She graduated from University of Tuzla where she obtained a degree in Bosnian language and literature. Bakić has published a book of poetry It Can Be a Cactus, as Long as it Stings (Aora, Zagreb, 2009), which was nominated for literary award Kiklop in the category best first book in 2010. She writes a blog In the Realm of Melancholy (asjaba.com) and is one of the editors and authors of Muff (muf.com.hr), web page dedicated to feminist reading of popular culture. She translates literature from English, French German and Spanish to Croatian. Some of the names she translated are Emily Dickinson, Henri Michaux, Alejandra Pizarnik, Klaus Mann, Emil Cioran and Jacques Rancière. In addition to poetry, non-fiction texts and essays, Asja Bakić writes short stories. One of them was included in the anthology of younger prose writers Without doors, without knocking (2012). Bakić’s short fiction Mars will be released in early 2015. Read her work here.