Born in Malta, Pierre
J. Mejlak has been writing novels and short stories since he was
young. His latest collection of short stories, Having Said Goodnight
(Merlin Publishers), won the European Union Prize for Literature
and has been translated into 12 languages.
Mejlak has written books for children, adaptations, a novel and
two collections of short stories, winning numerous awards, including
five Maltese National Book Awards, the Commonwealth Essay Writing
Award and the Sea of Words European Short Story Contest.
His first collection of short stories for adults, Qed Nistenniek
Niezla max-Xita (I'm waiting for you to fall with the rain) was
published to critical and popular acclaim in February 2009. His
second collection of short stories, Dak li l-Lejl Ihallik Tghid
(what the night lets you say) was published in June 2011.
Mejlak's award-winning novel Rih Isfel (southern wind) has been
turned into a 13-episode prime-time TV series for Malta's NET TV.
Two times winner of the Malta Journalism Award, Pierre J. Mejlak
worked as a journalist and radio producer from 1999 to 2005. He
was a BBC correspondent and a regular columnist for a number of
newspapers. In 2004 he left Malta to Brussels, where he still lives.