About the festival

by MNLR Iași

The Iasi International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT) is an event at its fifth edition. Between 3-7  October 2018, the event will bring together more than three hundred book professionals from Romania and around the world. Writers, translators, publishers, festival organisers, literary critics, book distributors, cultural managers and journalists will take centre stage in events aimed at both the general public and professionals in the field.

After the 2013 edition, Spanish weekly El Pais wrote that  FILIT was “even from its first edition, the most important literary festival in Eastern Europe” and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung appreciated that „an event of such prominence and European making never existed in Romania“.

Some figures after the first four editions:
  • over 900 guests;
  • over 500 literary events;
  • 90.000 participants;
  • 600 volunteers;
  • 350 Romanian and foreign journalists.