Albert Marshall (author)

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Albert Marshall (born on 29 December 1947 in Attard, Malta) is an author and director of plays in the Maltese language.

Biography[edit]

Marshall attended the Tal-Virtu Archbishops' Seminary for his secondary education. He studied at the University of Malta and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He obtained an M.A. in Communication Studies from Victoria University, in Melbourne, Australia.[1]

Marshall emigrated to Australia in 1981. He obtained a Masters in Communication Studies from the Victoria University of Melbourne. He founded the Harmonic 65 Culture Club, using it as a vehicle to produce and direct for mainstream Australian theatre and television. He was particularly active in the Maltese-Australian community, pushing for the promotion of the Maltese Language in Australia, given its sizeable expatriate population.[2] He became the first Maltese to direct at the Sydney Opera House, directing Mary Spiteri in concert.[3]

Marshall was offered a post of lecturer in Communication studies at the University of Malta, and returned to Malta in November, 1995. He took over the running of the University Radio station.

He was installed as the General manager of the national Public Broadcasting Services television station in 1996. Following success in that role, he was appointed Chief Executive of One Productions Limited.

In 2004, Marshall moved to Luxembourg to work as a translator and Language Administrator with the European Commission.[4] He was appointed as functionnaire of the Commission, but returned to Malta shortly thereafter in 2009.

He currently holds the position of Deputy Chairman of PBS Ltd, as well as the executive Chair of the Malta Arts Council.[5]

Honours[edit]

Marshall was made a Member of the National Order of Malta in 2018. [6]

Personal life[edit]

Marshall is married to Jane, and they have two children, Mark and Kristina.[7]

Publications[edit]

Marshall has published a wide selection of poems in books and anthologies. His recent book, Jumping Puddles, was awarded Best Book in the Poetry category by Maltese National Book Council in 2012.[8]

  • Dħaħen fl-Imħuħ – published 1967
  • Rumminiet Jittewbu minn wara s-Sejjieħ – published 1971
  • Poeziji ta' Mbabba – published 1981
  • Diaspora: poeziji 1967–1996 – published 1997[9]
  • Jumping Puddles – published 2011
  • Poeziji (1964–2019) – published 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marshall, Albert". www.maltamigration.com.
  2. ^ Jupp, James. The Australian people : an encyclopedia of the nation, its people and their origins. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521807890.
  3. ^ Schiavone, Michael. Maltese biographies of the twentieth century. Pubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza. ISBN 9789990941364.
  4. ^ "51 new Maltese translators at EU". Times of Malta.
  5. ^ "Arts Council Malta Profile". www.artscouncilmalta.org.
  6. ^ "Simon Schembri, Tonio Borg and Albert Marshall among those to receive Republic Day honours – The Malta Independent". www.independent.com.mt.
  7. ^ "FOREVER REGAL – JANE MARSHALL". www.eve.com.mt.
  8. ^ "The History of the National Book Prize". Kunsill Nazzjonali tal Ktieb. 5 August 2016.
  9. ^ Marshall, Albert. "Diaspora" (PDF).