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“Carte blanche” tours: “Romanian writers, 30 years after the dictatorship”

Tipul evenimentului: 
Event Category: 
Adulți , Tineri
Limba evenimentului: 
English, French

Romanian writers Gabriela Adameşteanu, Ioana Pârvulescu and Cătălin Pavel will share with visitors their own views on the exhibition, with a focus on the section devoted to the revolution of 1989 in Romania, while giving thought on how the dictatorship is reflected in their novels and stories.

This event is part of the festival Europalia Romania 2019. It is organised in conjunction with the event “The power of memory” taking place at BOZAR.

Programme of guided tours:

17.00 - Gabriela Adamesteanu (French)
18.00 - Ioana Parvulescu (French)
19.00 - Catalin Pavel (English)

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Gabriela Adameșteanu (1942) writes novels, short stories and essays as well as working as a translator and journalist. Her work draws heavily on biographical elements as she alternates between past and present and evokes her experiences in communist Romania. The French translations of her work are published by Gallimard in the prestigious Du monde entier collection.

Ioana Pârvulescu (1960) is one of Romania's best-selling authors. Her novel “Life Begins on Friday” won the EU Prize for Literature. Her novels unfold in the 19th century, among members of the interbellum generation and under the communist regime in Romania. 

Cătălin Pavel (1976) is not just a writer but also a doctor of archaeology. He has written four novels, including a parodying biography of the Flemish composer of polyphonic music Josquin des Prez. His novel “La septième partie du monde” was published in 2017 by the Editions Non Lieu, Paris.

Main image credit: Oliver M. GRUER-LAVIN - “TAB-71 during Romanian Revolution of 1989”

Author image credit: Gabriela Adameșteanu (DR/GR), Ioana Pârvulescu (DR/GR), Cătălin Pavel (Marianne Hommersom)