About us

CzechLit – Czech Literary Centre is a state-funded organisation supporting and promoting Czech literature abroad and in the Czech Republic. The centre is a section of the Moravian Library.

The Czech Literary Centre:

  • Promotes prose, literature for children and young adults, poetry, drama, comics, non-fiction and new forms of literature
  • Acts as an information hub for foreign publishers, translators, Czech studies specialists, event organisers and others interested in Czech literature
  • Provides grants for authors to attend cultural events abroad
  • Cooperates on international literature and translation projects with partner institutions abroad and in the Czech Republic
  • Runs the bilingual website czechlit.cz with information about books, authors, grants, residencies and Czech literature news
  • Cooperates with the network of Czech Centres, which promote Czech culture abroad, as well as with other governmental and non-governmental cultural and non-profit organisations and individuals
  • Is involved in the presentation of Czech literature at book fairs abroad in cooperation with its parent institution
  • Organises residencies for foreign translators, Czech studies specialists and authors
  • Holds the annual Susanna Roth Award for young translators of Czech literature