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Tue, Nov 27


Instituto Cervantes

Award-winning Author Ioana Pârvulescu in New York City

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Award-winning Author Ioana Pârvulescu in New York City
Award-winning Author Ioana Pârvulescu in New York City

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Nov 27, 2018, 4:30 PM EST – Nov 29, 2018, 8:00 PM EST

Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017, USA

About The Event

Award-winning novelist, cultural journalist, translator and professor IOANA PÂRVULESCU, one of Romania’s finest writers, meets her New York readers in a series of events co-organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute between November 27-29. First time in the United States, she joins the first-rate line-up of the New Literature from Europe festival, the biggest NYC showcase of European literature in translation, and reads from her latest work at Columbia University in an event co-curated with Harriman Institute, East Central European Center, and the Romanian Language Institute.


4:30 - 6 p.m.

Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Room 1219

420 W 118th St, New York, NY 10027

“A Reading with Award-Winning Romanian Author Ioana Pârvulescu”

A close-up with one of Europe’s most versatile talent and her celebrated work. Moderated by Dr. Mona Momescu, the N. Iorga Chair for Romanian Language and Culture. Introductory remarks by Prof. Christopher J. Caes, Acting Director of the East-Central European Center, Columbia University.


6:45 - 8:00 p.m. Instituto Cervantes,211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

“European Voices in O.V.” An evening of exquisite literature and sharp opinions with Ioana Pârvulescu, Bruno Vieira Amaral, Theodora Bauer, Gabija Grušaite, Vladimir Poleganov, Ferenc Temesi, Chiara Valerio. Moderated by Sean Bye.


6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Instituto Cervantes,211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

“Shaping Identities” Panelist: Ioana Pârvulescu, Brit Bildøen, Gabija Grušaite, Sarah Meuleman. An event moderated by Violeta Kelertas. Five writers explore the long-term effects of personal traumas, national tragedies, political oppression, as well as cultural traditions, and how the return of memories can affect the present.

IOANA PÂRVULESCU is the winner of the 2013 European Union Prize for Literature and has just been awarded the Jury Prize of the contest “A European Story: EUPL Winners Write Europe”, organized in celebration of 10 years of EUPL. Born in Brașov in 1960, she graduated from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest in 1983, establishing herself as a distinct voice within the Romanian literary circles. She has coordinated the series “Cartea de pe noptieră” (The Night Table Book) at Humanitas Publishing House, worked as an editor at the literary journal “România literară” (Literary Romania), and has translated from French and German books by Maurice Nadeau, Angelus Silesius and Rainer Maria Rilke. She is a member of the Romanian Writers’ Union and a founder member of the Comparative Literature Society in Romania. Her most recent works include two highly acclaimed novels, “Life Begins on Friday” and “Future Begins on Monday”, published in English translation by Istros Books.

Photo credit: Mihai Benea

All events are free and open to the public, but RSVP is required for the New Literature from Europe panels. Please book your tickets for the festival HERE.

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