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

Claudiu Komartin, back in London with a new project

Claudiu Komartin, back in London with a new project

Award-winning poet, literary critic and translator Claudiu Komartin is our current artist-in-residence c/o the Attic Arts programme. Claudiu works on a poetry translation project to be published later this year. Claudiu Komartin (b. 1983) is a poet, literary critic and translator. He has written three poetry collections to date, including...

06/12/2011 - 05/02/2012 @ Institutul Cultural Român Londra, 1 Belgrave Square
Poetic Voices in Conversation: Vasile Garnet and Mario Petrucci

Poetic Voices in Conversation: Vasile Garnet and Mario Petrucci

Vasile Garnet will conclude the 2011 series Contemporary Romanian Poets organised in partnership with Poet in the City, which over the course of 2011 has presented six of Romania’s most accomplished poets: Denisa Comănescu, Claudiu Komartin, Bogdan Ghiu, Miruna Vlada, Andrei Bodiu and Vasile Gârneţ. Mario...

17/11/2011 @ Institutul Cultural Român Londra, 1 Belgrave Square
Andrei Bodiu @ Poet in the City

Andrei Bodiu @ Poet in the City

Special Guest: George Szirtes Join us for a new evening of inspiring verse and sparkling conversation with Romanian poet Andrei Bodiu and special guest George Szirtes, part of the Contemporary Romanian Poets series organised in collaboration with Poet in the City. Andrei Bodiu is a poet, literary historian and professor born in 1965....

20/10/2011 @ Institutul Cultural Român Londra, 1 Belgrave Square
Miruna Vlada @ Poet in the City

Miruna Vlada @ Poet in the City

Special guest: Jo Shapcott Following three inspiring evenings with Denisa Comănescu, Claudiu Komartin and Bogdan Ghiu, we  continued the Contemporary Romanian Poets series with the young and provocative Miruna Vlada. Publishing her first anthology Ectopic Poems (2004) at just 18, Miruna famously provoked a public debate about...

22/09/2011 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square
Lucian Dan Teodorovici @ Edinburgh Book Festival

Lucian Dan Teodorovici @ Edinburgh Book Festival

Lucian Dan Teodorovici will represent Romania at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011 (http://www.edbookfest.co.uk), within the section Best of European Fiction. The Romanian writer will be joined by the Irish writer Kevin Barry (author of the newly-published "City of Bohane") and by the award-winning Dutch novelist Manon...

18/08/2011 @ Edinburgh International Book Festival
Contemporary Romanian Poets: Bogdan Ghiu

Contemporary Romanian Poets: Bogdan Ghiu

Special guest: David Harsent Thursday 23 June 2011, 7pm Listen to live poetry and join in the conversation with award-winning poet, translator, cultural critic and theorist Bogdan Ghiu, the third guest of the Contemporary Romanian Poets series organised in association with Poet in the City. Taking place at the Romanian Cultural Institute...

23/06/2011 @ ICR Londra
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