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. 

Events archive

Mihai Eminescu: Children’s Voices

Mihai Eminescu: Children’s Voices

  RCI London will be celebrating The National Culture Day in a charming and joyful way, by involving children from the Romanian community in Great Britain. 20 children will be reciting two of Mihai Eminescu's  most popular poems: Drowsy Birds/ Somnoroase păsărele and Return/Revedere. The film-collage produced by RCI London...

15/01/2022 @ RCI London online
TRACY CHEVALIER meets DOINA RUŞTI, IOANA NICOLAIE, LAVINIA BRANIŞTE and IOANA BÂLDEA CONSTANTINESCU

TRACY CHEVALIER meets DOINA RUŞTI, IOANA NICOLAIE, LAVINIA BRANIŞTE and IOANA BÂLDEA CONSTANTINESCU

The final ROCK TALK event, and the end of the festival, is dedicated to the writing, readings and conversation of five wonderful “rock star” women novelists and poets from both Romania and Britain. A joyful celebration of female creativity. Hosted by Rosie Goldsmith.   Tracy Chevalier  is the American-British...

09/11/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
TRACY CHEVALIER meets IOANA PÂRVULESCU

TRACY CHEVALIER meets IOANA PÂRVULESCU

Both much admired for their broad cultural passions and intense, exquisite writing on history and the human condition. Hosted by Rosie Goldsmith.   Tracy Chevalier  is the American-British author of 10 novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999), based on the painting by Vermeer, which was...

08/11/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
THE ART OF TRANSLATION: ROMANIAN LITERATURE ACROSS BORDERS

THE ART OF TRANSLATION: ROMANIAN LITERATURE ACROSS BORDERS

For the second edition of the Romania Rocks Festival, celebrated translators Sean Cotter, Jozefina Komporaly, Diana Manole and Viorica Patea meet to discuss their work and future projects. Curated and hosted by cultural entrepreneur and creative producer Gabriela Mocan, the event will feature readings from a wide range of genres including...

07/11/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
FEM AND PEN

FEM AND PEN

A prerecorded discussion about the novel FEM with its author and member of PEN Romania Magda Cârneci, and two members of PEN International Jennifer Clement and Carles Torner. Magda Cârneci is a poet, art essayist and prose writer. After the revolution of December 1989, Cârneci became actively involved in the political and...

06/11/2021 @ Online on our FB page: www.facebook.com/ICRLondon
LIONEL SHRIVER meets MARINA CONSTANTINESCU

LIONEL SHRIVER meets MARINA CONSTANTINESCU

LIONEL SHRIVER meets MARINA CONSTANTINESCU The best-selling author of We Need to Talk About Kevin talks to Romanian journalist and theatre critic. Hosted by Georgina Godwin. Lionel Shriver is an American novelist, short story writer and journalist who has lived much of her adult life in the UK. She is an outstanding, prolific, popular...

05/11/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
FEAST OF WORDS: ROMANIAN WOMEN POETS

FEAST OF WORDS: ROMANIAN WOMEN POETS

Join seven of the most exciting female voices in contemporary Romanian poetry – Ilinca Bernea, Svetlana Cârstean, Ruxandra Cesereanu, Anastasia Gavrilovici, Deniz Otay, Ana Săndulescu and Elena Vlădăreanu – for a delightful discussion and gripping readings from their latest poetry collections. The event is curated and...

05/11/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH.
MONIQUE ROFFEY meets MIRUNA VLADA

MONIQUE ROFFEY meets MIRUNA VLADA

The prize-winning British- Trinidadian writer meets the outstanding Romanian poet. Hosted by presenter and journalist, Rosie Goldsmith, Director European Literature Network. Monique Roffey is an award winning Trinidadian-born British writer of novels, essays, literary journalism and a memoir.  Her most recent novel, The Mermaid of...

04/11/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH, 7PM
ROMANIA ROCKS: Romanian-British Literature Festival ... (3-9 November 2021)

ROMANIA ROCKS: Romanian-British Literature Festival ... (3-9 November 2021)

The second Romanian-British Literature Festival. A week of interviews, special events & performances with the brightest & best literary minds from both countries.  Why “Romania Rocks”?  Romania definitely does rock & we want to show you how.It’s also home to a stunning phenomenon of living,...

03 - 09/11/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
JONATHAN COE meets MIRCEA CĂRTĂRESCU

JONATHAN COE meets MIRCEA CĂRTĂRESCU

The distinguished British novelist meets the renowned Romanian author. Hosted by author and TV presenter Tessa Dunlop. Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. He is the author of thirteen novels, includ-ing the incredibly successful What a Carve Up! (1994), The Rotters Club, The House of Sleep and Middle England, which won the Costa...

03/11/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London , 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
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