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, British Library, Poet in the City, Waterstones Piccadilly and the European Bookshop in London. 

Which One of Us: A Story to Tell

Which One of Us: A Story to Tell

“Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.” - John Barth   At the end of March, renowned theatre director and writer Chris Simion-Mercurian joins beloved actress Maia Morgenstern and photographer Cătălina Flămânzeanu for a special event occasioned by the launch of her bilingual autobiographical...

28/03/2019 @ RCI London
Contemporary Romanian Poetry at the European Poetry Festival

Contemporary Romanian Poetry at the European Poetry Festival

For its second edition this April, The European Poetry Festival, one of the UK’s most innovative festivals of its kind, showcases contemporary Romanian verse with an avant-garde twist. Poets Robert Gabriel Elekes, Simona Nastac and Cosmin Perța join some of the most innovative and dynamic poets from across the globe to perform for three...

06 - 13/04/2019

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In Verse We Trust: An Evening of Poetry and Music

In Verse We Trust: An Evening of Poetry and Music

“If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” - Emily Dickinson Award-winning Romanian-American author Andrei Codrescu, whose work is "cause for celebration" (Kay Boyle), is our special guest for the last event in Romania’s programme at the London Book Fair. He is joined...

14/03/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
No Time Like Now: New Romanian Books in English

No Time Like Now: New Romanian Books in English

The latest Romanian books in English are presented, alongside the newest collection of lyric poems by revered American writer of Romanian origin Andrei Codrescu, in a special event hosted by Caravansérail, the charming bilingual bookshop nestled in London's Brick Lane. The event brings together acclaimed authors Andrei Codrescu...

13/03/2019 @ Caravansérail Bookshop, 5 Cheshire St, London E2 6ED
Romanian Literature: A European Topos

Romanian Literature: A European Topos

For the flagship event in our programme at the London Book Fair, an evening of invigorating conversations and exquisite prose, Romania’s European Union Prize for Literature laureates take centre stage. Celebrated authors Ioana Pârvulescu and Claudiu Florian, winners of the EUPL Prize, will be reflecting on writing in a new Europe...

12/03/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Romanian Literature: A European Odyssey. Romania at the London Book Fair 2019

Romanian Literature: A European Odyssey. Romania at the London Book Fair 2019

Marking the twelfth consecutive showcase of Romanian literature at the London Book Fair, this year’s programme at this major global event is a celebration of Europeanness. Taking place at Olympia Exhibition Centre, at 1 Belgrave Square and the Caravansérail Bookshop of Brick Lane, a series of events ranging from book launches and...

12 - 14/03/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Romanian Verse at StAnza Poetry Festival

Romanian Verse at StAnza Poetry Festival

For the 22nd year in a row, Scotland’s StAnza Poetry Festival opens its doors to international talent. Romania’s first-ever participation at the famed festival, now recognised as one of the leading poetry festivals in the UK and Europe, brings together poets Claudiu Komartin and Simona Nastac, joined by artist Raluca Popa. The three...

10/03/2019 @ The Byre Theatre, University of St Andrews - Conference Room, Abbey Street, St Andrews KY16 9LA
Eugen Chirovici & Narcisa Suciu: An Evening of Chart-topping Fiction and Music

Eugen Chirovici & Narcisa Suciu: An Evening of Chart-topping Fiction and Music

Internationally bestselling author Eugen Chirovici and eclectic musician Narcisa Suciu invite you to an evening of music and gripping conversations in Belgravia. The acclaimed author will be joined by writer, editor and arts critic Lucy Popescu, in a discussion about his page-turning thrillers ‘The Book of Mirrors’ (Century, 2017),...

05/12/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Fourth Digital Revolution: Blessing or Curse?

The Fourth Digital Revolution: Blessing or Curse?

We are on the cusp of the Fourth Digital Revolution that will impact the world in an unprecedented manner, reconfiguring our lives in ways that both excite and fill us with apprehension. With increased frequency and from multiple sources we are being exposed to “sound bites” of information that warn us against these forthcoming...

14/11/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Dimitrie Dimăncescu: A Life of Purpose (book launch, film & talk)

Dimitrie Dimăncescu: A Life of Purpose (book launch, film & talk)

Dimitrie Dimăncescu (1896-1984), the Romanian diplomat whose life resembles a novel, war hero decorated by three monarchs and a close collaborator of Winston Churchill, is one of the most remarkable figures of his time in Romanian history. “Uncharted Journey: Memoirs of Dimitri D. Dimancescu”, his astounding memoirs that span the...

23/10/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
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