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05 Jul 2011

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).

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