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08 Oct 2018

Czech Literature Centre

The purpose of the Czech Literary Centre – České literární centrum is the long-term systematic promotion of Czech literature abroad. It was established by the Moravian Library in Brno on behalf of the Czech Ministry of Culture and began its activities in 2017. 

The Czech Literary Centre:

  • Promotes prose, literature for children and young adults, poetry, drama, comics, non-fiction and new forms of literature
  • Acts as an information hub for foreign publishers, translators, Czech studies specialists, event organisers and others interested in Czech literature
  • Provides grants for authors to attend cultural events abroad
  • Cooperates on international literature and translation projects with partner institutions abroad and in the Czech Republic
  • Runs the bilingual website with information about books, authors, grants, residencies and Czech literature news
  • Cooperates with the network of Czech Centres, which promote Czech culture abroad, as well as with other governmental and non-governmental cultural and non-profit organisations and individuals
  • Is involved in the presentation of Czech literature at book fairs abroad in cooperation with its parent institution
  • Organises residencies for foreign translators, Czech studies specialists and authors
  • Holds the annual Susanna Roth Award for young translators of Czech literature

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