Norbert Bugeja is a poet and academic. He has published two poetry collections in Maltese: Nartiċi (Klabb Kotba Maltin, 2016) was shortlisted for the National Book Prize (2017) and Bliet (Edizzjonijiet Emma Delezio, 2009) was awarded second placing at the National Book Awards (2010). Two collections of his poetry have also appeared in English translation: South of the Kasbah (trans. Irene Mangion; Midsea Books 2016) and Stay, Fairy Tale, Stay! Memoirs of a City Cast Adrift (trans. Maria Grech Ganado; Inizjamed / Midsea Books 2005).
Norbert is Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies at the Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta and Deputy Chair of the National Book Council (Malta). He is an Advisory Board member of the Anna Lindh Foundation and General Editor of the Journal of Mediterranean Studies. He has read his poetry at various international literature festivals and book fairs, and has published extensively on memory and life writing, cultural politics and the postcolonial literatures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. He has lectured at various universities internationally, and holds a Ph.D. in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Warwick.
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