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Dozens of Romanian writers and translators of Romanian literature will be present at FILIT

The International Festival of Literature and Translation of Iaşi – FILIT is pleased to announce further participants in the seventh…

Call for volunteers at FILIT 2019

The International Festival of Literature and Translation of Iaşi (FILIT) is launching its call for volunteers at the 7th edition of…

Announcing the first names for FILIT. Stars of international literature coming to Iași

The organisers on the Iaşi International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT) have announced the first names of foreign writers…

Applications for the fifth edition (2019) of the FILIT Workshops for translators are open

The International Festival of Literature and Translation of Iaşi (FILIT) is launching its call for applications in the cultural project…

FILIT 2019 residencies for Romanian authors. Applications now open

The International Festival of Literature and Translation of Iaşi (FILIT) is launching its call for applications for the FILIT residencies for…

Applications now open for the FILIT residencies for foreign translators, sixth edition

The International Festival of Literature and Translation of Iaşi(FILIT) is launching its call for applications for the programme FILIT residencies for…

Online reservations for the FILIT evenings

UPDATE: Online reservations are no longer available. A limited number of last-minute seats will be available 30 minutes before each…

Veronica Roth, the creator of the „Divergent” series, comes to FILIT Iași

The organizers of the International Festival of Literature and Translation of Iași – FILIT announce the name of another top…

Book hunting at Iași, organized by FILIT

The International Festival of Literature and Translation of Iași – FILIT and the local blogger community Social Media Iași organizes…

Preview of FILIT 2018: Éric Vuillard , the Goncourt Prize laureate comes to Iași

In the preview of the International Festival of Literature and Translation of Iași – FILIT, a meeting with the French…

FILIT, 6th edition: guests and news

Iasi, the 3rd of September 2018. Today, the conference for the launch of the 6th edition of the International Festival…

Video: Jeff Lindsay Evening

  “FILIT Evenings”: I. Meet Jeff Lindsay Host: Vlad Tăușance II. The High-School Students Award Ceremony for the Most Beloved…

FILIT, Day 5 – the programme

9.00- 21.00, The Community Centre of Unions “The Fantasy House” Marathon screenings of the Superman, Spiderman, Iron Man and The Avengers movies…

Day 4 – the programme

9.00-21.00, The Community Centre of Unions “The Fantasy House” Marathon screenings of the Twilight Saga movies Free entrance Break: 18.00-19.00 Moderator: Vlad…

Third day – the schedule of events

9.00-21.00, Community Centre of Unions “The Fantasy House” Marathon screenings of the Game of Thrones movies Free entrance Break: 18.00-19.00 Moderator: Vlad Frînghiu…

Second day – the full programme

Thursday is packed with events at the International Literature and Translation Festival. Here is the schedule of events: 9.00-21.00, The…

FILIT is starting. Here is today’s programme

Writers, journalists, translators and publishers have already arrived in Iași and are ready for the first day of the International…

FILIT book scavenger hunt in Iași

The International Festival of Literature and Translation – Iasi – FILIT and the local community of bloggers Social Media Iași…

Translators from ten countries join together at FILIT workshops

In the period between 1st and 10 September 2017, will take place in Iasi the third edition of the programme…

FILIT 2017, under the High Patronage of the Representation of the European Commission in Romania

The fifth edition of the Iaşi International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT) will take place under the High Patronage…

Dozens of Romanian writers at FILIT 2017

The Iași International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT) announces the names of Romanian authors joining our literary celebration between…

Creator of well-known character Dexter joining FILIT 2017

Following the announcement of two Nobel Prize laureates attending the Iași International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT), we are…

Two Nobel Prize laureates for Literature attending FILIT 2017

The Iași International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT), taking place this year between the 4th and 8th of October,…

Mircea Cărtărescu, the wizard writer with a blinding smile

Mircea Cărtărescu was, for almost two hours, David Blaine. Like a skilled magician, he managed to turn a sluggish audience…

Edward Hirsch and Norman Manea seek meaning in poetry

Two old friends, American poet Edward Hirsch and Norman Manea, the Romanian writer living in New York, met their readers…

Mircea Cărtărescu: “I’m working on a book in which, more than ever before, my soul is being laid bare”

If I wanted to sell this article in a sensationalist manner, I could use one of the many statements made…

An unicorn and Charlie Chaplin’s table neighbour

The Alecart meetings on Saturday brought before the young readers the writers James Meek (United Kingdom) and Fabio Stassi (Italy).…

Matei Vişniec, a favourite among the teenagers of Iaşi

One could say that FILIT refrained from appearing grand for one moment during this year’s edition, and this was not…

Five ladies, five characters, one woman

Before the several dozen people filling the attic of the Pogor Museum, the Monika Peetz spoke at the “Logos” Club…

100 bottled poets

Elena Vlădăreanu is invaded by ladybugs while writing poetry. Emil Brumaru focuses on what he has always loved best –…

Patrick McGuinness: “I cannot write by understanding, but rather by inventing”

What is the best place for an encounter between a novel about a PhD candidate who studies “manele” and another…

Care Santos: “Emotion is very important for me. I can forgive anything about a novel, except it leaving me unmoved”

Cătălina Dobroviceanu The “Caudella” Auditorium in the Balş House was not enough yesterday at 12.00h, when the Alecart meeting was…

Those who write amidst robots and empty cigarette packs

Ioan Stoleru Georgi Gospodinov, Dumitru Crudu and Matei Florian, three writers from the ex-Soviet space, as the moderator, Bogdan Creţu,…

Herta Müller: “Had I not been writing, I would have woven all this sensibility into a pair of stockings”

Do we write in order to heal? Is literature a form of therapy? – asked Ion Vianu, writer and psychiatrist,…

Herta Muller: “Cursing in German is not as enjoyable as cursing in Romanian, because the vocabulary won’t help you”

Răzvan Chiruţă “I have always felt insecure about language,” stated Herta Muller, the writer who received in 2009 the Nobel…

The smouldering conflict between translators and printers

After a meeting with the writers gathered in Iaşi for FILIT and with the readers who were curious to see…

Guillermo Arriaga has a gallon of ink, which he uses parsimoniously

by Ioan Stoleru Last evening’s event was one of the liveliest experiences played out on the stage of the Iaşi…

Care Santos, author of the novel Closed rooms: “A novel can be forgiven anything but the lack of emotion”

The first get-together at the Casa FILIT this year was a reunion of the Spanish-language writer Care Santos and of…

Dan Lungu: “It’s a big festival – that’s how it came out, there was no other way we could do it”

Writers, journalists from the local, national and international media and readers of all ages came on Wednesday, 1 October, to…

David Lodge on the advantage of being deaf

“Nowadays I no longer travel to international conferences such as this one, but I agreed to come to Romania because…

The FILIT concerts: a variety of musical genres under the umbrella of the largest literary festival in Romania

Iaşi, 18 September 2014. The International festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT), which will take place between 1 and 5…

New guests announced. Guillermo Arriaga, a literature and film celebrity, author of the screenplay for 21 Grams and Babel, confirmed

The guest list, as well as the schedule of the second edition of the International Festival of Literature and Translation…

FILIT is recruiting volunteers

The International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT) is recruiting volunteers for its second edition, that will take place between 1…

FILIT 2014 has been launched: under the patronage of the European Commision, 5 days for celebrating literature and books

The highlights of the second edition of the Iași International Festival for Literature and Translation (FILIT) were announced today by the…

Herta Müller and David Lodge to come to FILIT this year

World-renowned writers have confirmed their participation at the second edition of the International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT), which…

German media praises FILIT again

The Iași International Festival for Literature and Translation (FILIT) continues to receive praise in the international media, more than six…

Care Santos: “Emotion is very important for me. I can forgive anything about a novel, except it leaving me unmoved”

Cătălina Dobroviceanu The “Caudella” Auditorium in the Balş House was not enough yesterday at 12.00h, when the Alecart meeting was…

The BOOKFEST Book Salon at FILIT

For the first time in Iaşi, International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT) – 23-27 October 2013 – will be…

Writers from Iaşi become literary ambassadors

The International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT) – 23-27 October 2013 – announces the completion of the most important…

Special concerts at FILIT

Alexandru ANDRIEȘ, along with Maria Ioana MÎNTULEASA, Sorin ROMANESCU and Berti BARBERA, will give concerts at the inaugural FILIT. These…

FILIT was launched on 6 June 2013

On Thursday, 6 June 2013 the International Festival of Literature and Translation was launched in Iași. The event began at…