My name is Mark Camilleri and I am a writer, historian and publisher. I graduated in 2008 at the start of the financial crisis and worked as a freelancer in publishing and media while doing many other different jobs. I wrote for various papers and magazines including The Times of Malta, Sunday Circle, and It-Torċa amongst others. From July 2013 to August 2021 I was the executive chairman of the National Book Council. During my tenure heading the Book Council, I expanded built it into a legally-recognised government entity with a significant budget, introduced Public-Lending Rights, convened the first Authors’ Congress and rebranded the Malta Book Fair increasing its sales to record highs. Today, the National Book Council boasts of an efficient and dedicated workforce and various important responsibilities. I have also begun a global Maltese literature export drive where I sold and brokered multiple Maltese authors in translation including Walid Nabhan’s prize-winning novel, “The Exodus of the Storks” to London based publisher Peter Owen. In addition, I have edited and written various laws which have been approved by parliament including the anti-censorship reforms and the media and defamation law with Andrew Sciberrasn Ingram Bondin which effectively abolished criminal libel. I also authored laws which have been only partially accepted such as Malta’s legal transposition of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market which I authored with Tim Spiteri.
Today, I write books and other stuff. I have a Master’s in history and I’m also a Phd drop out.