International Literature Festival in Bucharest kicks off next week, welcoming foreign writers from nine countries. Lovers of literature can take part in the festival’s events during December 3-6 at the Peasant Club, British Council, Magyar Balassi Institute in Bucharest and Carturesti bookshop (Verona). Hosts and guests will try to redraft Europe’s cultural map for three days, attending public readings, debates and dialogues with the readers, while Romanian and foreign writers will tackle cultural diversity topic during their encounters. This year’s edition, the seventh, brings along a new section, an evening dedicated to the science fiction and fantasy literature, which will be attended by two of the most important British contemporary genre writers and by two of the Romanian SF masters.
Ukrainian new generation writer Serghei Jadan, Brazilian prose man Toni Marques, British author Paul McAuley and British SF writer Richard Morgan, Immanuel Mifsud from Malta, winner of the EU Literature prize in 2011, Italian Andrea Bajani, Najwan Darwish (Palestine) and Krisztina Tóth (Hungary) are some of the famous figures to attend the upcoming festival.
The entrance is free.