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

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
ROCK TALK – ROMANIA ROCKS 2: 3RD-9TH NOVEMBER 2021

ROCK TALK – ROMANIA ROCKS 2: 3RD-9TH NOVEMBER 2021

“Romania Rocks” is a short season of Romanian-British Literary events, organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, supported by the European Literature Network, and  taking place over one week. Romania’s unique geology of “living rocks”, its trovants, is the perfect metaphor for its literature...

03 - 09/11/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
A Hand for the Poet on the European Day of Languages. Poems by Mihai Eminescu and Nichita Stănescu in English and Romanian with Michael Pennington, Ion Caramitru, Anamaria Marinca and Emilia Popescu

A Hand for the Poet on the European Day of Languages. Poems by Mihai Eminescu and Nichita Stănescu in English and Romanian with Michael Pennington, Ion Caramitru, Anamaria Marinca and Emilia Popescu

  Entitled A Hand for the Poet/Aplauze pentru poet, the spectacular project developed by the cultural associations The Culture Club and Pro Contemporania, with the support of JTI, having as main partner the Romanian Cultural Institute in London brings to the international public the work of some of the most important Classic Romanian...

26/09/2021
Cărturești Verona, Bookstore of the Year award at London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021

Cărturești Verona, Bookstore of the Year award at London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021

Bucharest-based bookshop Cărturești Verona has received the Bookstore of the Year award at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021. The jury praised Cărturești's activities during the COVID-19 pandemic: its editorial offer, online activities and its subsidised grant programme to support local writers. RCI London is...

30/06/2021 @ online | Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel
Cărtărescu’s Nostalgia - The cult masterwork from Romania’s most celebrated writer

Cărtărescu’s Nostalgia - The cult masterwork from Romania’s most celebrated writer

RCI London is celebrating the release of Mircea Cărtărescu’s Nostalgia, in the universally admired Penguin Modern Classics series, with a programme of events developed in partnership with the prestigious publishing house. Widely considered to be the pre-eminent literary voice emerging from post-communist Romania, winner of laurels...

01 - 11/06/2021 @ online | Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel
Romanian Classics in English: LIVIU REBREANU  - Presentation (guided tour) of Rebreanu’s memorial house in Bucharest

Romanian Classics in English: LIVIU REBREANU - Presentation (guided tour) of Rebreanu’s memorial house in Bucharest

Bringing new resonances to a timeless Romanian writer and his literary works, RCI London is hosting a series of spectacular events dedicated to the renowned novelist Liviu Rebreanu, 10 days boasting a formidable intellectual energy as vibrant and immersive as the folk dance Ciuleandra itself. The syncretic season occasioned by a new translation...

14/04/2021
Romanian Classics in English: LIVIU REBREANU  - Book Launch “Ciuleandra”

Romanian Classics in English: LIVIU REBREANU - Book Launch “Ciuleandra”

Bringing new resonances to a timeless Romanian writer and his literary works, RCI London is hosting a series of spectacular events dedicated to the renowned novelist Liviu Rebreanu, 10 days boasting a formidable intellectual energy as vibrant and immersive as the folk dance Ciuleandra itself. The syncretic season occasioned by a new translation...

08/04/2021
Romanian Classics in English: LIVIU REBREANU, Lecture by Mihai Ene (University of Craiova)

Romanian Classics in English: LIVIU REBREANU, Lecture by Mihai Ene (University of Craiova)

Bringing new resonances to a timeless Romanian writer and his literary works, RCI London is hosting a series of spectacular events dedicated to the renowned novelist Liviu Rebreanu, 10 days boasting a formidable intellectual energy as vibrant and immersive as the folk dance Ciuleandra itself. The syncretic season occasioned by a new translation...

07/04/2021
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