New entries on our website
New writers and books have been added on our website: Dan Alexe – Pantere parfumate / Perfumed Panthers, Adrian Alui Gheorghe – Zugzwang sau Strada cu o singura iesire / Zugzwang or Dead-End Street,... read more
Romania, guest of honour at the Leipzig Bookfair 2018
Romania is the guest of honour at the Leipzig International Bookfair, on March 15-18, 2018. The following Romanian writers published by Polirom are present at the event: Gabriela Adamesteanu, Lavinia Braniste, Bogdan... read more
On the Island, there were no beggars, invalids or brigands. Those who, from the age of sixteen, were incapable of earning a living took their own lives. They knew that, otherwise, they would be smeared with pitch and burnt ; there was no escape. The crippled were drowned at birth ; thieves – the last had been caught more than ten years previously – had their arms amputated ; whoever was found offering them a drop of water or a morsel of food underwent the same.