For this programme in Newsbook.com.mt‘s new book-related series Between the Lines, Coryse Borg interviews local author Kirsten Spiteri, who has been writing since he was in primary school.
Spiteri was the winner of the Young-Adult Category of the 2017 London Book Festival with his first novel, The Wave.
His latest novel, In the Land of Marigolds, deals with a paralysed boy who dreams of escaping the Mater Dei hospital wards with all his friends. They are all severely ill, depending on others for care, and dreaming of a better place inspires them to escape together.
Spiteri is currently writing his next book, which will be in Maltese.
Filming: Malcolm Agius
Editing: Coryse Borg