Romanian writer Mircea Cărtărescu visits the Canary Islands for the first time within ‘Puerto de Letras’


Romanian writer Mircea Cărtărescu.

Romanian writer Mircea Cărtărescu.

The great Romanian writer Mircea Cãrtãrescu, one of the strongest candidates for years for the Nobel Prize in Literature, visits the Canary Islands for the first time as part of the festival Port of Letters, held in the Manrique enclave of Lago Martiánez, located in the Tenerife municipality of Puerto de la Cruz.

This international literary festival, directed by the writers Antonio López Ortega and Rafael José Díaz, began this year with the aim of bringing different literary voices into dialogue and its program has brought together writers such as Mónica Ojeda, Jorge Carrión and Alicia Ramos.

Cãrtãrescu, considered by literary critics to be the most important contemporary Romanian poet and a finalist for important international awards, will speak next Thursday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m., at Lago Martiánez. Along with the author, his editor in Spain, Enrique Redel, of the independent label Impedimenta, and his translator into Spanish, Marian Ochoa de Eribe, will participate, since the table will be moderated by Antonio López Ortega.

This is the first time that Cãrtãrescu has visited the Canary Islands and is also in the midst of promoting his Essential Poetry, which Impedimenta has just published. Both this and his other books (among others, the dazzling novel Solenoide or the stories collected in Nostalgia) will be available for purchase at Lago Martiánez. In addition, after the meeting, a signature of copies will be held.

The next day, Friday, November 19, at 12:30 p.m., Cãrtãrescu will hold a meeting at the Castillo de San Felipe with high school students from IES Agustín de Bethencourt and IES Puerto de la Cruz – Telesforo.

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