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What follows is a listing of Romanian literature available in English, which is by no means exhaustive. We attempt to enlarge and permanently update it (your suggestions are welcome.)

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Vladimir Tismaneanu The Devil in History

In September 2012, University of California Press will release Vladimir Tismaneanu's latest volume in English, The Devil in History.

The Devil in History
Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century
by Vladimir Tismaneanu
An Ahmanson Foundation Book in the Humanities

Published by University of California Press

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Poems by Gellu Naum
InTranslation, the Brooklyn Rail website dedicated to foreign literature, included in March 2011 a few poems by Gellu Naum.

Read the poems in English here
Absinthe: New European Writing April 2010 issue features 11 Romanian authors
Absinthe: New European Writing, a print journal featuring the best contemporary European writers, features in the Absinthe#13 April 2010 issue works by eleven acclaimed Romanian authors: Dumitru Ţepeneag, Adriana Bittel, Bogdan Suceavă, Mircea Cărtărescu, Gheorghe Crăciun, Dan Lungu, Lucian Dan Teodorovici, Ştefan Bănulescu, Nora Iuga, Stelian Tănase, and Ştefan Agopian.

Absinthe: New European Writing
Dan Sociu: Special Needs
An excerpt from Dan Sociu's second novel Special Needs (Polirom, 2008), translated in English by Oana Sanziana Marian, was published in eXchanges, a University of Iowa publication devoted to literary translation.

Read the excerpt in English
The Observer Translation Project /
August 2009 Pick: Mircea Cartarescu
OTP is an international online magazine of Romanian writing in translation. Launched in September 2008, OTP showcases previously untranslated fiction. The project highlights each month a recommended author, providing online excerpts in English. Mircea Cartarescu is August 2009 Writer of the Month.
Note: Due to the global economic crisis, The Observer Translation Project left in August 2009 its usual format.

Observer Translation Project
Before delving into full-fledged Romanian fiction or poetry, take a look at this online resource providing excerpts in English from contemporary Romanian literature.

Books presentations and excerpts in English here

Max Blecher: Occurrence in the Immediate Unreality
Translated by Alistair Ian Blyth
University of Plymouth Press
November 2009

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University of Plymouth Press
Bogdan Suceva: Coming from an Off-Key Time
Translated of Alistair Ian Blyth
Northwestern University Press
January 2011

Northwestern University Press

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