Mircea Cărtărescu goes on US tour to promote his newly translated „Solenoid”

Foto: Facebook/ Mircea Cărtărescu

The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York has announced a breakthrough American tour for the release of the new English edition of Mircea Cartarescu’s novel Solenoid, published by Deep Vellum last fall translated by Sean Cotter. The tour will take place between April 3rd and 14th, and will include five cities in North America – San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Houston and New York – and the events will be organised in well-known venues, such as City Lights Bookstore, Seattle Public Library, UT Dallas, Inprint Publishing and McNally Jackson Books Seaport, according to ICR New York.

In San Francisco, the launch will take place at City Lights Bookstore, a legendary literary space, one of the birthplaces of the influential Beat movement, reports Agerpres. In New York, Mircea Cartarescu will meet American readers in one of the most known in libraries in Manhattan, McNally Jackson Books, with his interlocutors being well-known personalities of American literary and cultural life, such as Dustin Illingworth, Andrea Bajani, Ileana Marin, and Sean Cotter.

„A highly-acclaimed master work of fiction from Cartarescu, author of Blinding: an existence (and eventually a cosmos) created by forking paths. Finalist of Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Named one of the best books of 2022 by the New Yorker, Publishers Weekly, The Financial Times, and Words Without Borders”, reports the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.

The promotion tour is organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute and ICR New York, in partnership with Deep Vellum, with support from City Lights Bookstore, Seattle Public Library, Wild Detectives, UT Dallas, Inprint Publishing, McNally Jackson Books and the American Romanian Cultural Society Seattle.

The full schedule of the tour is published on https://www.rciusa.info/ All information about the events in which Cartarescu will participate will be updated in real time.

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