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

Mirroring Discoveries: 100 years of Romanian-British Travelogues

Mirroring Discoveries: 100 years of Romanian-British Travelogues

Throughout the years, travel books have recorded memorable encounters between Romania and the UK. We conjure up 100 years of cross-border revelations and celebrate this great patrimony of ideas, images and perceptions through a one-day event of intellectual exchanges, organised in partnership with the reputed Centre for Travel Writing Studies...

28/06/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Flavours of Poetry: Flamboyant Mircea Dinescu at RCI London

The Flavours of Poetry: Flamboyant Mircea Dinescu at RCI London

Renowned poet, star chef and TV personality Mircea Dinescu is our guest at 1 Belgrave Square for the launch of his most recent poetry collection in English, 'The Barbarians’ Return', published by the prestigious Bloodaxe Books. The famous author, admired for his brilliant poetry as well as his corrosive wit, will be joined by...

08/06/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
'Words on the Street': Dublin savours European prose

'Words on the Street': Dublin savours European prose

The Embassy of Romania in Ireland together with the Romanian Cultural Institute join forces again for another EUNIC initiative, 'Words on the Street', devoted to language and literature. Some great names of European writing take to the streets of Dublin, enriching the urban landscape with moments of thought-provoking, revealing...

24/05/2018 @ The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin
Eliade, Back in Belgravia

Eliade, Back in Belgravia

Following the enthusiastic reception in Britain of Mircea Eliade’s first novel, 'Diary of a Short-Sighted Adolescent', Istros Books continue their incursion into the renowned philosopher and author’s creative universe with an equally enthralling autobiographical novel. 'Gaudeamus' is in fact 'Diary'’s...

08/05/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Polyphonic: Animated Poetry and Music

Polyphonic: Animated Poetry and Music

The culmination of the Romanian programme at the London Book Fair is a multimedia poetry show celebrating the Centenary of Romanian Unification (1918-2018) through poetry, visuals and music. The event features ten of the most talented young Romanian poets of diverse ethnic backgrounds: Michael Astner, Andrei Dósa, Robert Gabriel Elekes,...

11/04/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
It’s All About the Stories: Romanian Literature as World Literature

It’s All About the Stories: Romanian Literature as World Literature

The latest Romanian books in English translation are presented in a special event hosted by Waterstones Gower Street, Europe's largest specialist range bookshop located in the heart of Bloomsbury. The event brings together authors Magda Cârneci (‘A Deafening Silence’, Shearsman Books, 2017) and Arabella McIntyre Brown...

10/04/2018 @ Waterstones Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ
Writing and Making History: Remembering the Great War Generation. Romania at the London Book Fair 2018

Writing and Making History: Remembering the Great War Generation. Romania at the London Book Fair 2018

Romania’s eleventh presence at the biggest book fair in Britain remembers our participation in the Great War and the subsequent unification of all Romanian provinces in 1918 by celebrating these two momentous events through their most enduring artistic echoes. At the Romanian stand at Olympia Exhibition Centre, at our home at 1...

10 - 12/04/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Writing Fashion: an Encounter with Fashion Guru Sanda Miller

Writing Fashion: an Encounter with Fashion Guru Sanda Miller

Join us for the launch of Sanda Miller and Peter McNeil’s 'Fashion Journalism: History, Theory, and Practice', a ground-breaking history of fashion writing and a fascinating exploration of the impact of ideology and technology on the way we think and conceptualize our sartorial tastes.  Author and art historian Sanda Miller...

22/03/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Forgiveness in an Unforgiving Age

Forgiveness in an Unforgiving Age

What is forgiveness and what can the latest psychological research tell us about its nature? Join us for the launch of 'Forgiveness is Really Strange' (Singing Dragon / Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018), a witty and intelligent comic exploring the key aspects of forgiveness, in the company of authors Marina Cantacuzino and Masi Noor,...

21/02/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
'The Book of Whispers' Launches in London

'The Book of Whispers' Launches in London

As the Festive Season begins, we invite you to a literary soiree centred upon one of the most amazing Romanian literary breakthroughs in recent times. Politician-turned-author Varujan Vosganian talks about his powerful novel 'The Book of Whispers', published by Yale University Press. He is joined by Rosie Goldsmith, the eloquent supremo...

05/12/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
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