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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 what their work consisted of, the translators retired to the Dosoftei Memorial House in order to try to understand how to access European funding for the translation of books into Romanian, through the Creative Europe

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 – 5 October 2014. The people selected will work alongside the Festival’s team of organizers in the run-up to the event and during the event itself. We are looking for reliable and sociable persons, with the

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 President of Iași County Council, Cristian Adomniței, the Rector of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Vasile Ișan, and the festival manager, director of the Iași Museum for Romanian Literature, Dan Lungu. For the first

Herta Müller and David Lodge to come to FILIT this year


David LodgeFoto credit: Joel Kaplan   World-renowned writers have confirmed their participation at the second edition of the International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT), which will take place this year between 1-5 October. Herta Müller, the Nobel prize winner for Literature, David Lodge, one of the most cherished and appreciated novelists in

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 months after its first edition (23-27 October 2013) has ended. In the prestigious German weekly “Der Freitag”, Markus Bauer describes FILIT as “an international event as neither the city (Iași), nor Romania has ever seen

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 hosting the BOOKFEST Book Salon, a longstanding annual publishing event. Iaşi will join Bucharest, Cluj and Timișoara as part of the BOOKFEST network. Between 25 and 27 October, in the Hall of Fallen Footsteps at

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 stage in the publication of the two English-language anthologies of poetry and prose from Iaşi. The editors, literary critics Doris MIRONESCU (poetry) and Antonio PATRAȘ (prose), have already finalised their selections of authors and texts

Special concerts at FILIT


Alexandru ANDRIEȘ, along with Maria Ioana MÎNTULEASA, Sorin ROMANESCU and Berti BARBERA, will give concerts at the inaugural FILIT. These are the first names to be announced from a much longer list of musicians who will take to the stage during the festival. Ada MILEA and BOBO will give a performance and concert based on