Trevor Zahra started his teaching career in 1969, teaching Maltese language and Art in the state secondary schools.  He taught at Zejtun J.L. for 33 years and retired in 2003.  He was the driving force behind all of the productions, wrote the scripts and was involved in set design and construction.  He contributed greatly to the production and direction of the Christmas Pantomimes and Prizedays.  Apart from all this, he also played the dame for a number of years.  Although he's now retired, he's still involved in the process of developing the plot, and finally writes the actual script and lyrics.

Trevor is known mostly for his writings.  His pleasant style of writing, full of humour and imaginative thinking, and his clear illustrative drawings that complement his writing makes him the most popular writer of children's books in Malta.   He writes in his native language (Maltese) and has more than 120 publications to date.  He  won the National Book Award ten times, and in 2004 was decorated by the Medal for Services to the Republic in recognition for his contribution towards children's literature.

You can visit his recently updated Literary Homepage at

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