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June 22, 2021

Romania participates in 23rd International Book Festival of Budapest

The 23rd International Book Festival of Budapest opened on Thursday; Romania’s contemporary literature is also represented in events organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR).

On Friday, the ‘Literature Nights’ schedule a debate moderated by literary critic and historian Marius Mihet at the ICR Budapest on ‘The Writer – between public speech and silence’, with the participation of Radu Aldulescu, Petru Cimpoesu, Ana Dontu, Noemi Laszlo and Filip Florian, according to Agerpres.

On Sunday, the last day of the festival, Romania’s stand at the Millenaris fair features writer Radu Aldulescu’s dialogue with Petru Cimpoesu on the Hungarian translations of Aldulescu’s novels ‘Cronicile genocidului’ (‘Genocide Chronicles,’ translated by Terez Kirilla as ‘A nepirtas kronikai’ with the support of Romania’s National Book Centre CENNAC of the ICR Bucharest, within the Translation and Publication Support Programme TPS and awarded the 2012 ‘Augustin Fratila’ Prize and the Best Novel Prize at the Contemporary Romanian Novel Colloquia), and ‘Simion liftnicul’ (‘Simion the Elevatorite,’ by analogy with St. Simeon the Stylite, translated by Imre Szocs as ‘Simion, a panelszent’).

Radu Aldulescu, born on 29 June 1954, debuted in 1993 with the novel ‘Sonata pentru acordeon’ (‘Accordion Sonata’), winner of the Romanian Writers Union Prize.

He also published the novels ‘Amantul Colivaresei’ (‘Bread-of-the-dead Baker’s Lover,’ 1996); ‘Ingerul incalecat’ (‘Ridden Angel,’ 2011); ‘Istoria eroilor unui tinut de verdeata si racoare’ (‘History of Heroes of a Fresh and Green Land,’ 1998); ‘Proorocii Ierusalimului’ (‘Jerusalem’s Prophets,’ 2004); ‘Mirii nemuririi’ (‘Immortality’s Spouses,’ 2006); ‘Ana Maria si ingerii” (‘Ana Maria and the Angels,’ 2010) and ‘Istoria Regelui Gogosar’ (‘History of King Bell Pepper,’, 2015); his works have been translated to French, Italian and Hungarian.


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