The International Festival of Literature and Translation Iaşi – FILIT takes place in the interval 19 -23 October 2022, promising to live up to its reputation as one of the greatest literary festivals in Europe. The organisers have published the names of the first 63 guests, and the list includes important names from over 20 countries. More names will be published soon.
The festival goers will have the opportunity to meet acclaimed writers, important voices of the contemporary literature of Romania and of the world, such as John Boyne (the author of the bestseller The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, with volumes published in 58 languages), Manuel Vilas (one of the best loved and acclaimed Spanish writers), Boualem Sansal (Algerian writer who writes in French, recipient of the French Academy grand prize for novel), Narine Abgarian (Armenian writer that The Guardian classified among the top six European writers, author of the bestseller Three Apples Fell from the Sky) and the famous Romanian writer and philosopher Andrei Pleșu.
The list of international guests includes Sofia Andrukhovich (Ukraine), Yaniv Iczkovits (Israel), Laura Lindstedt (Finland), Evghenia Lopata (Ukraine), Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse (Rwanda, France), Eshkol Nevo (Israel), Monique Roffey (UK, Trinidad and Tobago), Matteo Strukul (Italy), Ilija Trojanow (Germany), Yuriy Vynnychuk (Uckraine), Goran Vojnović (Slovenia), Iris Wolff (Germany), Samar Yazbek (Syria).
FILIT 2022 will also host translators: Sindre Andersen (Norway), Angela Bratsou (Greece), Péter Demény (Romania), Laure Hinckel (France), Eva Kenderessy (Slovakia), Steinar Lone (Norway), Bruno Mazzoni (Italy), Lora Nenkovska (Bulgaria), Gabi Reigh (UK), Charlotte van Rooden (the Netherlands).
The events at FILIT 2022 will have as guests the Romanian prose authors Cezar Amariei, Remus Boldea, Adrian Cioroianu, Bogdan Coșa, Filip Florian, Lavinica Mitu, Liviu Ornea, Ioana Pârvulescu, Dan Perșa, Bogdan Suceavă, Anca Vieru. Also, important names in poetry will participate in the 10th edition of FILIT: Răzvan Andrei, Ion Buzu, Ioan Coroamă, Teona Galgoțiu, Anastasia Gavrilovici, Sorin Gherguț, Claudiu Komartin, Ileana Negrea, Cătălina Stanislav, Veronica Ștefăneț, Mihók Tamás.
Casa Fantasy will host the writers O.G. Arion, Michael Haulică, Liviu Surugiu, Daniel Timariu, Marian Truță, while Casa Copilăriei will have as guests the illustrator Sidonia Călin and the authors Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Simona Epure, Iulia Iordan, Radu Țuculescu.
Special events will feature Elena Stancu, journalist, and Cosmin Bumbuț, photographer, while photographer Mircea Struțeanu will take part in a literary/artistic project.
The 63 names above make up just the first part of the list of guests invited to FILIT 2022. In the coming days the names of the special guests will be published ‒ writers, managers, editors, journalists, musicians, dancers, photographers.
FILIT is a yearly project organised by the national Museum of Romanian Literature in Iași and funded by the Iași County Council. This year’s edition takes place under the high patronage of the European Commission Representation in Romania. More details about the schedule and events can be found on the website www.filit-iasi.ro.