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. 

'The Morometes' by Marin Preda - Excerpts from the 1957 English edition

'The Morometes' by Marin Preda - Excerpts from the 1957 English edition

Excerpts from the 1957 English edition of the novel, translated by N. Mişu and published by The Foreign Languages Publishing House, Bucharest.   This publication is part of the Romanian Cultural Institute’s "The Morometes 60: The Jubilee of a Masterpiece" programme, London, 10 June – 9 July 2015. The...

17/06/2015 - 01/01/2020
Gellu Naum, The Incendiary Wanderer: an anthology

Gellu Naum, The Incendiary Wanderer: an anthology

The e-book comprises excerpts from Gellu Naum, Athanor and Other Pohems, translated by MARGENTO and Martin Woodside, New York: Calypso Editions, 2013 andVasco da Gama şi alte poheme. Vasco da Gama and Other Pohems, translated with an introduction by Alistair Ian Blyth, Bucharest: Humanitas, 2007. The selection also comprises...

29/10/2015 - 29/10/2050

Events archive

The Tragicomic Condition: An Evening with Matei Vişniec

The Tragicomic Condition: An Evening with Matei Vişniec

Join us for the launch of Matei Vişniec's 'How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients and Other Plays', the first anthology in English of the Romanian theatre's most prolific and revered contemporary playwright.  'How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients and Other Plays', a...

10/12/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
George Tomaziu: The Artist Who Came in From the Cold

George Tomaziu: The Artist Who Came in From the Cold

George Tomaziu, a painter by vocation and spy by necessity, could have descended directly from the pages of a Graham Green or John le Carré novel. He joined the MI6 during the first years of the WWII in order to fight the Nazis who had occupied much of Europe. He later fought the Soviet Union which was about to enslave his in the Eastern...

26/11/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Paul Celan: The Romanian Context. Grete Tartler in conversation with Edmund de Waal

Paul Celan: The Romanian Context. Grete Tartler in conversation with Edmund de Waal

Acclaimed Romanian poet Grete Tartler and best-selling author and ceramist Edmund de Waal discuss the Romanian roots and enduring international influence of the great poet Paul Celan. The exchange is followed by Edmund de Waal's launching of his highly acclaimed new publication, 'The White Road'. The event is part of 'Celan:...

12/11/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Gellu Naum: The Incendiary Wanderer

Gellu Naum: The Incendiary Wanderer

Renowned author and critic Simona Popescu, one of the great poet’s closest confidants, discusses Naum’s fascinating persona and enduring literary appeal in the company of poet, translator and cultural animator Stephen Watts.  Actress Andreea Păduraru will crown the evening with excerpts from the best works of 'the last...

29/10/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
From the Eternal City to Hadrian’s Wall

From the Eternal City to Hadrian’s Wall

Before the season of sojourns and vacations kicks in, we invite you to a trip like no other – that from the Imperial Rome to Roman Britain, vividly brought to life in minute detail by historian and writer Bronwen Riley. To accompany the launch of her most recent book, 'Journey to Britannia: from the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's...

01/07/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
THE MOROMETES 60: The Morometes Go Digital

THE MOROMETES 60: The Morometes Go Digital

Unanimously considered an instant classic from the very beginning, the saga of the Morometes has enjoyed a wide international circulation thanks to its numerous translations. To mark the jubilee, the Romanian Cultural Institute is proud to bring some of its memorable scenes to the digital age as an invitation to discover the whole version...

17/06/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London WC2H 7BX
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
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