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About the Author

Born in the Netherlands, Lenie Reedijk is a juridical translator by profession. She studied English at the University of Utrecht and German language and literature in Amsterdam and Berlin. In 1989 she participated, as a translator, in a book project on Maltese literature, Literatur aus Malta (Berlin 1989), which brought her to the islands the following year. She lived in Malta from 1990 to 1996, working as an interpreter, during which period her interest in the ancient temple ruins of Malta was awakened.

Lenie Reedijk is the author of Archaeological Walks on Gozo (MaletBooks 2009). She has given talks and seminars on Malta’s megalithic temple culture, both in the Netherlands and in Germany, and has conducted tours especially designed to see all the accessible ancient sites. The questions from her audience and participants enticed her to try and solve the most pressing of these, resulting in the present book Sirius – the Star of the Maltese Temples (MaletBooks 2018) about the temples’ orientation to the star Sirius.