Literature

Literature

The events pass, the books are here to stay. For RCI London, the promotion of Romanian literature is a perennial priority. Most of our editorial projects are carried out with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute’s National Book Centre in Bucharest. The goal is to publish the best in Romanian literature and with the best publishing houses.

At the same time, we work to increase the circulation of Romanian names among the British reading public through Romanian events at major British literary festivals, book fairs such as the London International Book Fair. We organize readings, talks, book launches and publish extracts in literary magazines. Major partners include the Royal Society of Literature, Poet in the City, and the European Bookshop in London. 

Events archive

Dwelling in Words: An Evening with Ana Blandiana

Dwelling in Words: An Evening with Ana Blandiana

Poet Ana Blandiana recalls, in the company of some of her most outstanding translators and commentators, her exceptional personal and poetic journey that turned a talented young literary aspirant, with a family background that was undesirable for the communist system, into a legendary writer who, book after book, has distilled the tribulations...

15/04/2015 @ RCI London
In Praise of Bridging Authors: Romania at the London Book Fair 2015

In Praise of Bridging Authors: Romania at the London Book Fair 2015

Romania’s 8th consecutive participation at the London Book Fair evokes, through the authors and the books reunited in a truly Romanian-British programme, the virtue of literature to precipitate great encounters and revelations: inner, cultural, geographical. At the same time, the events unfolding at Romania’s stand in Olympia...

14 - 16/04/2015 @ Olympia Exhibition Centre, European Bookshop & RCI London
Reading, Writing, Forgiving: Testimonies from a Vengeful Age

Reading, Writing, Forgiving: Testimonies from a Vengeful Age

Join us for a book launch in the company of freelance journalist Marina Cantacuzino, the author of the recently published 'The Forgiveness Project: stories for a vengeful age' (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). The book examines timely subjects like forgiveness and conflict transformation, bringing to the fore stories of loss and...

25/03/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Fashion Inside Out

Fashion Inside Out

In eager anticipation of London Fashion Week, we invite you to explore fashion as a discursive practice and critical theme in the company of two of the most astute observers of this glamorous and pervasive cultural phenomenon, Sanda Miller and Peter McNeil. The two authors will present their recent publication, 'Fashion Writing and...

03/02/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
 Essential Romania: Transcripts of Rural Bliss

Essential Romania: Transcripts of Rural Bliss

The archaic world is a world soaked in poetry and, perhaps, it is poetry itself. Like many other poets before them, Ioana Ieronim and Fiona Sampson have marveled at the simple, barely noticeable wonders of rustic life, where they have found a bounty of poetic inspiration. The two poets will examine the notion of tradition, punctuating their...

04 - 05/10/2014 @ Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ
Bogdan Suceavă Launches His Latest Novel at the New Hotspot of Romanian Literature in London

Bogdan Suceavă Launches His Latest Novel at the New Hotspot of Romanian Literature in London

California-based novelist Bogdan Suceavă is the first Romanian author to feature in the RCI’s series of literary encounters that will take place at the European Bookshop off Piccadilly Circus. The author will converse with poet and editor Stephen Watts, a refined connoisseur of Romanian prose and verse, about 'Miruna, a Tale',...

14/05/2014 @ The European Bookshop London
Romania at the London Book Fair 2014: 'All is old and new is all'

Romania at the London Book Fair 2014: 'All is old and new is all'

Our programme at one of the world’s most consequential congregations in the realm of books gravitates around the age-old interplay of cultural tradition and change, the endless crossbreed of legacy and innovation, the inescapable tension between establishment and subversion. The events, unfolding at Earls Court, Europe House, the European...

08 - 10/04/2014
Award-winning Writer Paul Bailey Presents his Latest Incursion into the Realm of Sensuality and Desire

Award-winning Writer Paul Bailey Presents his Latest Incursion into the Realm of Sensuality and Desire

Join us for an evening of radiant conversation and exquisite prose with one of the most celebrated British authors. Paul Bailey, a great connoisseur of Romania, will launch his latest novel, 'The Prince’s Boy', a consummate hymn to love’s irresistible transcendence. The book centres upon the intricate relationship between...

20/03/2014 @ ICR London
Staging the Enduring: An Evening with Acclaimed Actor and Visionary Cultural Animator Constantin Chiriac

Staging the Enduring: An Evening with Acclaimed Actor and Visionary Cultural Animator Constantin Chiriac

Our 2014 cultural season in London kicks off with a tribute to one of the most successful creative partnerships in contemporary Romanian culture. Acclaimed actor and visionary cultural animator Constantin Chiriac, the driving force behind Sibiu – European Capital of Culture 2007 and Sibiu International Theatre Festival, talks about his...

15/01/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Repression and Exile, Remembering the Fall of Communism in Romania

Repression and Exile, Remembering the Fall of Communism in Romania

On the night of 16 December 1989, Romanian history was written in blood as the first demonstrations against the dictatorial regime broke out in Timişoara. Countless protesters flooded the streets of the major cities, putting an end to a repressive, criminal dictatorship. Twenty four years later, we remember the Revolution of 1989 with Mariana...

16/12/2013 @ The Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
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