Directory of Maltese Writers

HELA Directory of Maltese Writers

The HELA Foundation (Malta) has recently launched its new website,, which includes a Directory of Maltese Writers (novelists, poets) and their work including translated works.  The depository includes short biographical information and bibliographies in both English and Maltese. 

Elizabeth GRECH (Mana Chuma Teatro), member of the Board in charge of international relations is also included among the first Maltese writers featured in this unprecedented database aimed at promoting Maltese literature locally and internationally thus addressing a long-standing gap in the local literary scene. The depository will continue to be updated over the coming months and years so that it reflects developments in the sector and the Maltese literary scene. The depository also includes a series of articles and blog posts that are relevant to the sector.

This project was coordinated by writer Clare Azzopardi, Vice-President of the Foundation, in collaboration with Leanne Ellul and Kirsty Azzopardi.  The implementation of this project was a major objective of the Foundation since its inception back in 2018.

HELA Foundation (Hub for Excellence in the Literary Arts) is an autonomous platform striving to foster excellence across the literary sector in Malta and Gozo. HELA represents Maltese writers, translators, editors, and publishers, and is supported by Arts Council Malta.

HELA Directory of Maltese Writers