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 of the Representation of the European Commission in Romania.               This is the third collaboration, after the 2014 and 2016 editions, when joint professional literary events have been organised in view of promoting cultural diversity.

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 the 4th and 8th of October 2017, in Iași. At the FILIT House, the audience will meet writers Dan Alexe, Simona Antonescu, Ioana Bradea, Ruxandra Cesereanu, Andrei Crăciun, Codrin Liviu Cuțitaru, Tudor Ganea, Adrian Georgescu,

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 thrilled to announce new names that will be joining the festival’s fifth edition, between the 4th and the 8th of October 2017.  Among these renowned guests is Jeff Lindsay (USA), the author of the novel

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, is announcing its fifth edition’s first guests: Svetlana Aleksievici, Nobel Prize laureate for literature in 2015, and Gao Xingjian, Nobel Prize laureate for literature in 2000. FILIT’s fifth edition brings forth many other new elements

Mircea Cărtărescu, the wizard writer with a blinding smile


Photo credit: Cristian Gafițescu Mircea Cărtărescu was, for almost two hours, David Blaine. Like a skilled magician, he managed to turn a sluggish audience consisting of high-school students into a room full of hypnotised people who couldn't get enough of his words. He made them go through all the trials that the souls

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 on Saturday, the 4th of October, on the fourth day of the Iaşi Festival of Literature and Translation, within a debate about poetry, its role in society and the way it influences character, as the

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). During the event moderated by the teacher Nicoleta Munteanu, the two answered the students' questions, sharing stories from their personal lives that were used as material for their texts, and talking about the past, about

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 the result of oversight, but instead of a gesture of subtlety and elegance. This was the closing event, taking place on Sunday evening at the "Vasile Alecsandri" National Theatre of Iaşi, after the last of

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 meetings, about the roles in which we can find women in Germany, starting from the five characters of her book, The Tuesday Ladies. Photo credit: Cătălin Hopulele At the meeting that was also