From September through November, Bratislava is hosting four authors at the Visegrad Literary Residency.
Slovak-Serbian translator Michal Harpáň represents the Slovak literary scene.
Between 1969 and 2013, Harpáň worked at the Faculty of Arts in Novi Sad, first as an associate professor for Slovak literature and literary science, later as a professor and head of the Department of Slovak Language. From 1986 to 2013 he was the head of the Department of Slovak studies at the Faculty of Arts in Novi Sad. He taught Slovak literature and literary theory at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica and at universities in Belgrade, Szeged and Báčsky Petrovec.
He represents modern literary science, and in his work, he has underlined the values of the Slovak lowlands literature. In his work as a literary critic, he has influenced its development as well as the formation of a new generation. He dedicated numerous theoretical studies and works to this topic.
He has translated many prosaic and theoretical works from the Slovak into Serbian. During his residency, he is working on his literary-science book Súradnice slovenskej literatúry.