Romania to attend London Book Fair from April 8 to 10


Romania attends the London Book Fair for the 7th consecutive time with a schedule of events drawn up and organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) through the National Book Centre and ICR London, according to an ICR release quoted by Agerpres. Romania’s participation was organized in a partnership with the Romanian Embassy in London, Literature Across Frontiers, English PEN, the British Centre for Literary Translation, AmazonCrossing, and the European Bookshop of London; it is also a tribute to Ruling Prince Constantin Brancoveanu, who is still a relevant cultural and moral reference 300 years after his martyrdom. To commemorate the great Voivode, the visual support of Romania’s stand and the related printouts feature the shapes of Brancovan style, his most long-lasting legacy, and the colours of Brancovan iconography.
ICR’s special guest at the London fair is Professor Nicolae Manolescu, author of a book recently published in English, ‘French Themes’ (Plymouth University Press), part of a Romanian series financed through ICR’s ‘20 Authors’ translation programme. Romania’s stand exhibits productions of the publishing houses All, Art, Romanian Academy Publishing House, Radio House, Corint, Curtea Veche, ICR Publishing House, Humanitas, Igloo, Nemira, Polirom/Cartea Romaneasca, RAO, Tracus Arte, Trei, Tritonic, and Vremea. It is located near the main entrance to the Earls Court One pavilion. The stand and the printouts’ symbol, designed by graphic artist Zoe Olaru, is a hybrid book, half classic folio and half e-reader screen. The Romanian programme is not confined to the main fair area in the Earls Court pavilion; it also extends to the ICR London premises in 1 Belgrave Square, the Europe House (the office of the European Commission Representation in London), and the European Bookshop in Piccadilly Circus.

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