State funeral for Professor Friggieri

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Malta will hold a state funeral for Professor Oliver Friggieri, the government announced on Sunday afternoon.

The government will organize the state funeral as a recognition of his work.

“Professor Friggieri was not only a prolific writer and a giant of Maltese literature, but his works have been translated into multiple languages and have been recognized internationally,” the government said.

The government held meetings with the family of late Professor Friggieri on Sunday to iron out the details of the funeral.

Friggieri, one of Malta’s most respected writers and literary critics, died on Saturday aged 73.

He was among the co-founders of Is-Sagħtar, a popular children’s magazine, as well as local publishing house Klabb Kotba Maltin.

Funeral details will be announced at a later date.