About us


Literárne informačné centrum (LIC)—the Centre for Information on Literature—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:

  • Systematic creation and updating of an information database oriented to documentation of Slovak literature at home and abroad (the database contains more than 36 000 units, with an average of 1500 to 3000 visits daily on the internet)
  • In cooperation with Slovak publishers it organises expositions of the Slovak Republic in chosen international book fairs
  • Preparation of presentations of Slovakia, when guest of honour at these book fairs
  • Cooperation with foreign publishers and institutions, Slovak studies scholars and translators with respect to the publishing and presentation of works of Slovak authors
  • Cooperation with European institutions and international literary associations and organisations
  • Provision of financial support for foreign publishers to publish works of Slovak writers through the SLOLIA commission (in its 15 years of existence, SLOLIA has supported the publishing of more than 330 titles: more than 20 books per year)
  • The provision of grants for the study-stays of foreign translators for translating of works of Slovak authors; it also provides them with logistic and professional assistance
  • Organising literary presentations of Slovak authors and their works both nationally and internationally
  • Taking part in literary festivals home and abroad, and co-organising them (Anasoft Litera, Capalest, Ars poetica, Literárny Zvolen and others)
  • Organising literary colloquia, seminars and round tables
  • Publishing of periodical (The Little Sun, The Book Review, Slovak Literary Review) and non-periodical (so far more than 110 titles) publications
  •  Preparing and publishing of materials in the Slovak language, as well as in other languages, focused on promoting of Slovak authors and their works in Slovakia and abroad   

Centre for Information on Literature Director:
Miroslava Vallová
Tel: ++421 2 204 73 505
Fax: ++421 2 529 64 563
E-mail: miroslava.vallova at litcentrum.sk