Romania at International Book Salon in Paris


Romania will be present between March 21 and 24, 2014 at the 34th edition of the Salon du Livre, the major publishing event in France, with a section organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) with the theme “Des livres a venir, l’avenir des livres“, reports a press release posted on ICR website.
The event aims to shed light on the Romanian literary patrimony and it will offer a view upon the literary and publishing evolutions in Romania at the moment. The Romanian programme will include debates, book launches and meetings where publishers, writers, translators, professors and journalists will be present, from Romania, France and other countries, to provide the public with a diversified cultural offer.
This year the Romanian stall will display volumes published by more than 30 publishing houses in Romania, most of which will be for sale, thanks for the partnership with “Libris” bookshop in Brasov. The fastest caricaturist (according to the Guinness Book of Records), famous Romanian artist Stefan Popa-Popa’s, will be present at the Romanian stall where he will sketch portraits “by the minute.” The Romanian Embassy to France, Palais de Behague, will host the exhibition “Anthropo-satire/Arts visuels,” belonging to the artist. Writer Luis Mizon will be awarded the International prize of francophone literature “Benjamin Fondane,” also at the Romanian area.
Among the Romanian writers to attend there are George Arion, Dinu Flamand, Nicolae Manolescu, George Banu and Matei Visniec, and among the debates held there are “Avant-garde and modernity,” “Esotericism and sacred in today’s world,” “Les livres à venir, l’avenir des livres” (The future’s books, the future of books) “Livres français, lecteurs roumains/ Livres roumains, lecteurs français” (French books, Romanian readers/Romanian books, French readers), “Reality and fiction in sports. Another writing?” and “Presences de la peinture contemporaine roumaine en France” (Romanian contemporary painters in France).
Important places in the Salon’s programme will have the round table devoted to literature written by young authors and the debate about the European integration prospects of the Republic of Moldova, and Oleg Serebrian, writer and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to France, will also be present.