In Loranne Vella’s what will it take for me to leave, shortlisted for the 2021 National Book Prize of Malta, everyone is a player in a game. A multitude of figures and disembodied voices barter the terms of relationships, solve puzzles, set riddles, play hide-and-seek – they will do anything to come out on top, even cheat themselves of the truth . . .An enigmatic, dark, and at times humorous collection of short stories that makes us question our terms of engagement with the past, the present and the future, in a deft translation by Kat Storace. With photographs by Zvezdan Relji?.