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Wed, 13 Mar


Conway Library Hall

Voices of Freedom: Romania at the London Book Fair

Turning the Lens on Central and South-Eastern European Literature

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Voices of Freedom: Romania at the London Book Fair
Voices of Freedom: Romania at the London Book Fair

Time & Location

13 Mar 2024, 19:30 – 21:00

Conway Library Hall, 25 Red Lion St, London WC1R 4RL, UK

About the event

We continue our journey into the world of literature prompted by Romania’s participation at the London Book Fair 2024 with an event dedicated to the literary world of Central and South-Eastern Europe. The event is organised in partnership with the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in London and brings together editor Susan Curtis of Istros Books; writer, editor and journalist Maria Stadnicka; writer and critic Bogdan Crețu and cultural manager Milena Deleva, President of Elizabeth Kostova Foundation/Open Letter Books. The evening will be hosted by writer, editor and cultural journalist Paula Erizanu.

Romania’s 14th participation at the London Book Fair (LBF) celebrates generations of astonishing writers, who offer strong, original voices and well-crafted language through their awarded books. 35 years since the Romanian Revolution, we celebrate freedom in all its creative forms, with a focus on Romania's literary scene.

Join us for a rich programme that unfolds at our stand at Olympia Exhibition Centre as well as at the Romanian Cultural Institute, Barbican Library and Conway Hall. Four packed days of book launches, dialogues and spoken word performances that will to give you a flavour of our effervescent contemporary literature.

Our brilliant guests are writers and academics: Mădălina Căuneac, Liliana Corobca, Hannah Dawson, Paula Erizanu, Suzannah Lipscomb, Cosmin Perța, Florentin Popa, Alina Purcaru, Maria Stadnicka, Matei Vișniec, Elena Vlădăreanu. Authors, journalists and critics Marius Chivu and Bogdan Crețu, editors Eli Bădică, Alex Ciorogar and Susan Curtis; artist Iulian Morar; as well as translator Gabi Reigh, and cultural manager Milena Deleva complete our line-up.

The Romanian participation at the LBF 2024 is organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute's National Book Centre and the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, with the support of the Romanian Embassy, Conway Hall, Barbican Library, the Romanian Publishers Association and the Ministry of Culture. The project is funded by the Romanian Cultural Institute.

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