The Centre for Information on Literature

Literárne informačné centrum (LIC - The Centre for Information on Literature) has been established by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic with the aim of providing material and organisational support to literature written in Slovakia, its authors and translators. The most important duties of the Centre are:

  • To observe development in the sphere of literature in Slovakia and abroad, to collect and preserve documentary evidence concerning this development and to create a database containing relevant information;
  • To promote the dissemination of Slovak literature abroad;
  • To cooperate with cultural institutions, prominent personalities, translators and publishers abroad and to provide intellectual and material support for their activities connected with the dissemination of Slovak literature;
  • To provide grants and stays in Slovakia to translators of Slovak literature, literary scholars and linguists with interest in the Slovak language;
  • To publish books and periodicals both in Slovak and in the most important foreign languages;
  • To organize literary events, conferences, seminars, symposia, critical discussions and meetings with authors and translators;
  • To organise the exhibitions of Slovak books at international book fairs and to facilitate the participation of Slovak publishers at these events;
  • To provide information on the Centre's activities to the general public and to government and other institutions.