Nadia Mifsud was born in Malta in 1976, but moved to France in 1998. She writes in Maltese and is also a translator between her native language and French. To date, she has published two poetry collections, żugraga (Spinning Top, 2009), and kantuniera ’l bogħod (Round the Bend, 2015) which was awarded the 2016 National Book Prize (poetry section). 2017 saw the release of her debut novel, Ir-rota daret dawra (kważi) sħiħa (Going (almost) full circle), shortlisted for the 2018 National Book Prize. Her short stories have been published in anthologies both in Malta and abroad. Her translation of Immanuel Mifsud’s first novel (EU Prize for Literature 2011) was published by Gallimard in 2016 under the title Je t’ai vu pleurer. Mifsud is particularly interested in feminist literature and theory, and in programmes devised to encourage reading among children. As member of the Maltese cultural organisation Inizjamed, she has been involved in coordinating its Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival since 2011.
Nadia Mifsud’s visit is supported by Arts Council Malta.