Romania to participate at London Book Fair

Newsroom 15/04/2013 | 11:14

Romania attends for the sixth consecutive year at the biggest book showcase in Great Britain between April 15-17, with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR).

According to the official press release, the events are organized at the stand and at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London under the motto “Romania at the London Book Fair: A Tribute to the Labours of Love”. The theme of the book fair will reveal the value of the Romanian literary heritage created in the Anglo-Saxon world and will pay homage to all people, translators, publishers, literary promoters, who have contributed in the past few decades to the creation of a substantial and diversified library of prose, poetry and academic books translated into English.

The Romanian program includes talks, book launches, meetings, exhibitions and will bring together some of the British book professionals who, independently or with the support of some Romanian institutions.

At the Romanian stand, the guests are Lucy Abel-Smith, Paul Bailey, Alan Brownjohn, Carmen Bugan, Tim Burford, Susan Curtis-Kojakovic, Alexandra Dugdale, Tessa Dunlop, Horia Gârbea, Daniel Hahn, Bogdan Hrib, Peter Jay, Irina Marin, Patrick McGuiness, Charlie Ottley, Mike Phillips, Bronwen Riley, Miranda Spicer, George Szirtes, Cecilia Ştefănescu, Marius Turda, Stephen Watts.

Fiction and academic Romanian new releases in English presented at the fair include: “Burying the Typewriter” by Carmen Bugan, longlisted for Orwell Prize, “Sun Alley” by Cecilia Ştefănescu, “Small Changes in Attitude” by Răzvan Petrescu, “Kill the General” by Bogdan Hrib, “Crafting Humans” by Marius Turda and “Contested Frontiers in the Balkans: Ottoman, Habsburg and Communist Rivalries in Eastern Europe” by Irina Marin.

Romanian Publishers joining the stand include: Alcor Edimpex, All, Ametist 92, Asociația „Iulia Haşdeu”, Business Tech International, Carminis, Casa Radio, Curtea Veche, Orizonturi, Editura Universităţii din București, Humanitas, Igloo Media, The Publishing House of the Romanian Cultural Institute, Istros, Națiunea, Nemira, Niculescu, Nomina, Paralela 45, Polirom, RAO, România Press and Diana Press, Sigma, Teora, Tritonic, Universitaria, Vivaldi, Vox 2000, Vremea.

The entire program of the Romanian stand can be found here.

Photo courtesy of ICR London Facebook page

Oana Vasiliu

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