The Centre for Information on Literature
The Slovak Literary Centre (SLC) is a public organisation aimed at providing material and organisational support for literature written in Slovakia, its authors and translators.
The most important objectives of the Centre are:
- promoting Slovak literature abroad by means of literary translation, events and international conferences and festivals of literature,
- participating in international book fairs in Slovakia and abroad, with the main goal of promoting Slovak writing,
- organising of literary symposia, conferences and cross-border cultural cooperation and the promotion of Slovak literature nationally and internationally,
- cooperating with foreign publishers of Slovak literature, and financially supporting the publication of translated works of Slovak authors abroad,
- awarding grants for literary residencies for foreign translators and promoters of Slovak literature abroad,
- cooperating with cultural and writers organisations at home and abroad,
- creating a database on literary processes in Slovakia,
- systematic updating of the databases of the writers and works of Slovak literature,
- editorial activity reflecting contemporary changes in writing, the history of Slovak literature, the history of Slovakia and the Slovaks, and dictionaries of Slovak writers, including those living abroad,
- publishing of periodicals (Knižná revue, Books from Slovakia, Slniečko).