Read Romania’s best contemporary writers in a special issue of literature magazine The Riveter

Read Romania’s best contemporary writers in a special issue of literature magazine The Riveter
Magda Cârneci is a Romanian postmodern poet and writer, and the former President of PEN Romania. Image: Facebook

5 October 2020

The latest issue of literary magazine The Riveter is dedicated entirely to Romania’s contemporary literature, in a first for a British publication.

Launched on 2 October, the Romania-focused issue features excerpts from novels by Nobel-Prize winning German-language author Herta Muller, as well as Romanian-language writers such as the postmodern Magda Cârneci, the bestselling Mircea Cărtărescu, and the winner of the European Union Prize for Literature, Ioana Pârvulescu. The issue also includes poetry by Ana Blandiana and a play by Paris-based writer Matei Vișniec.

Produced by the European Literature Network in the UK, the magazine has a large section dedicated to literature from multicultural Timișoara, which has seen Romanian, Hungarian and German language literature flourish in recent years. The issue was developed in collaboration with Tudor Crețu, director of the city’s literary festival Litvest.

The Riveter is a free magazine devoted to European literature. Launched in 2017, the magazine has had special issues on Polish, Russian, Nordic, Baltic, Swiss, Queer, and German literature in English.

Read the magazine here.

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