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Immanuel Mifsud (born in Paola in the South Eastern Region of Malta in 1967) is a poet and a writer who has published books, multiple poetry and short story collections, a children’s book and a set of lullabies. He won the Malta National Award for Prose in 2002 for L-Istejjer Strambi ta’ Sara Sue Sammut (Sara Sue Sammut’s Strange Stories), again in 2015 for his novel Jutta Heim and his poetry collection Penelopi Tistenna (Penelope Waits) won the Malta National Award for Poetry in 2015. He also received the European Union Prize for Literature with his book In the Name of the Father (and of the Son) in 2011.
In 2014 he was writer in residence for the Absolutely Modern project run by the European platform Traduki, and in 2016 writer in residence for the Slovene Writers Association. He holds a PhD from the University of Malta where he teaches Maltese literature and literary theory.