Literature

Literature

The events pass, the books are here to stay. For RCI London, the promotion of Romanian literature is a perennial priority. 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 and Poet in the City. 

Events archive

 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
Inside Romanianness

Inside Romanianness

Alex Drace-Francis and Ruxandra Trandafoiu, the authors of the newest Western incursions into our national soul – “The Traditions of Invention. Romanian Social and Ethnic Stereotypes in Historical Context” (Brill Publishers, 2013) and, respectively, “Diaspora Online. Identity Politics and Romanian Migrants”...

21/10/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH

"Between Clay and Star": Astounding Voices of Romanian Verse in English Translation

We are delighted to host the launch of the Modern Poetry in Translation summer issue Between Clay and Star including a feature on Romanian poetry. Five of the most exciting Romanian poets, whose work spans the twentieth and twenty-first century, Ana Blandiana, Gellu Naum, Mariana Marin, Dan Sociu and Liliana Ursu, are all represented in...

26/09/2013 @ Institutul Cultural Român, 1 Belgrave Square
Eminescu. The Eventual Crossing

Eminescu. The Eventual Crossing

Although he travelled extensively since very young, the towering bard of Romanian poetry, Mihai Eminescu (1850–1889), never crossed the Channel. Belgravia will however be filled by his presence through an event celebrating the enduring work of the immortal poet in an original mélange of poetry, music and visuals. The show will star...

20/06/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Panels and Conversations at the London Book Fair

Panels and Conversations at the London Book Fair

Our sixth consecutive participation at the biggest book showcase in Britain is placed under the aegis of the extraordinary Romanian literary heritage created in Great Britain, as well as in the English-speaking world, during the past decades. At the Romanian stand in Earls Court or in 1 Belgrave Square, the events set up by the Romanian...

15 - 17/04/2013 @ Earls Court 2, London
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