Immanuel Mifsud

Immanuel Mifsud

Immanuel Mifsud (born September 12, 1967) is a writer of poetry and prose, born in Paola, Malta. He was for a time involved in research theatre. He has written six collections of short stories, six poetry collections, and also children stories.

In 2011, he became the first Maltese writer to win the European Union Prize for Literature.

In 2014, he was appointed Member of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Malta.[1]

Mifsud became the first Maltese writer to be hosted at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., where on February 16, 2017, he gave a reading and was interviewed during a special event. In the same year he was commissioned to write a poem for Commonwealth Day; Mifsud read "The Book" during Commonwealth Day Celebration at Westminster Abbey on March 13.

Mifsud studied at the University of Malta where he was given a doctorate in literature in 2012. He teaches literature and literary theory at the same university.


1991: Stejjer ta' Nies Koroh (Stories of Ugly People)
1993: Il-Ktieb tas-Sibt Filgħaxija (Stories for Saturday Night)
1999: Il-Ktieb tal-Maħbubin Midruba (The Book of Maimed Lovers)
2002: L-Istejjer Strambi ta' Sara Sue Sammut (Sara Sue Sammut's Strange Stories)
2005: Kimika (Chemistry)
2006: Happy Weekend (in English)
2008: Stejjer li ma kellhomx jinkitbu (Forbidden Tales)
2010: Fl-Isem tal-Missier (u tal-Iben) (In the Name of the Father (and of the Son))
2014: Jutta Heim
2016: Fid-Dlam tal-Lejl Ħarisna (In the Dark Night We Looked) [2][3]


1998: Fid-Dar ta' Clara (At Clara's)
2001: Il-Ktieb tar-Riħ u l-Fjuri (The Book of the Wind and Flowers)
2004: Polska-Slovensko (bilingual, Maltese-English)
2005: km (bilingual, Maltese-English)
2005: Confidential Reports (in English)
2007: Poland Pictures (in English)
2013: Penelopi Tistenna (Penelope Waits)[4][5]
2016: Ħuta (Fish)[6]
2016: The Play of Waves (in English)


Children's literatureEdit

2004: Stejjer li Kibru fl-Art (Stories Growing on the Ground)

Literary awardsEdit

  • 2015: National Literary Award, winner, Jutta Heim[14]
  • 2014: National Literary Award, winner, Penelopi Tistenna
  • 2011: European Union Prize for Literature, winner Malta, Fl-Isem tal-Missier (tal-iben)
  • 2008: Premio Strega Europa, shortlist, L-Istejjer Strambi ta' Sara Sue Sammut
  • 2005: National Literary Award, second place, Kimika
  • 2002: National Literary Award, winner, L-Istejjer Strambi ta' Sara Sue Sammut
  • 2001: National Literary Award, second place, Il-Ktieb tar-Riħ u l-Fjuri


  1. ^ "Immanuel Mifsud Appointed to the National Order of Merit".
  2. ^ "Another brick in the wall".
  3. ^ "Ruled by a woman's rejection".
  4. ^ "Immanuel Mifsud's long wait".
  5. ^ "Penelope Waits, by Immanuel Mifsud".
  6. ^ "Immanuel Mifsud: Fish out of the water".
  7. ^ "Don Juan". Archived from the original on 2016-09-17. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  8. ^ "Kappillan of Malta".
  9. ^ "Faith, Hope, Charity".
  10. ^ "Faith, Hope, Charity".
  11. ^ "Lampedusa".
  12. ^ "Lampedusa".
  13. ^ "Il-Qarcilla".
  14. ^ "Immanuel Mifsud wins National Book Prize for best novel".

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