Romania to display at Bookexpo America, US's largest book trade fair, for 2nd time

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Romania will be displaying, May 27-31, at the Bookexpo America (BEA), US's largest book trade fair, for the second time with its own stand, while also holding a series of related events.

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The Romanian Cultural Institute New York (ICR NY) reports that Romania's participation in BEA 2015 is secured by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) via the National Book Centre and itself, in partnership with Romania's Culture Ministry.

The schedule of events includes meetings with authors Norman Manea (conversing with Bogdan Alexandru Stanescu on the BEA stages and at Romania's stand) and Petru Popescu, who will join Mona Momescu, head of the Nicolae Iorga chair of the Columbia University, in discussing the condition of Romanian authors and artists settled in the US.

Also present at the Romanian stand will be authors Ana Blandiana, Romulus Rusan, Oana Cajal, who will introduce visitors to her "Posters for Unwritten Plays" book, Theodor Damian, Mirela Roznoveanu, Alexandra Conte, Aurora Cornu, Valery Oisteanu, Carmen Firan, and Valentina Ciaprazi.

ICR NY Director Doina Uricariu will introduce visitors at the Romanian stand to "Pas cu pas" (Step by Step), the biography by Romania's President Klaus Iohannis.

On the East Side Stage, Bogdan Hrib and Lawrence Block will discuss the Greek connection and the Romanian detective novels.

"Marcel Iancu in Romania and Abroad" is the theme of a slideshow and a documentary to be screened at the stand in the presence of Stephan Benedict, Doina Uricariu and Eduard Andrei.

The Auditorium of ICR NY will host, May 29, a meeting on literature as a motherland and a continent, with authors Ana Blandiana, Doina Uricariu and Romulus Rusan and actor...

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