Martin Krafl

Head Coordinator
Martin Krafl

Area of responsibility: international projects and presentation of the Czech Republic at book fairs

Programme coordinator of the presentation of the Czech Republic as a guest country at the Leipzig Book Fair 2019 and the Czech Year of Culture in Leipzig (October 2018–November 2019; Moravian Library Brno and Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic).

From October 2007 to March 2017 he worked in the diplomatic service of the Czech Republic. He worked for the Czech centres – from October 2007 to June 2011 he was director of the Czech Centre in Berlin, from January 2012 to March 2017 director of the Czech Centre Vienna for Austria and Switzerland, and from June 2014 to September 2016 president of the Austrian European Union National Institutes for Culture EUNIC Austria. In 2016, he was a consultant to EUNIC GLOBAL in Brussels as a member of an expert group for European clusters. In previous years he worked for the president of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel, and in the media (Czech Television, Czech Radio, RTL, etc.)



Misa fotka_2910x2910Coordinator of International Cooperation
Michala Čičváková

Area of responsibility: German-speaking region, author mobility programme

Studied German and art history in Brno and completed periods of study in Germany and Austria. She has worked as a coordinator of international cooperation for a number of years, implemented European projects in the field of education, and worked as a translator and language teacher.



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Jan Zikmund

Area of responsibility: English-speaking region, The Susanna Roth Award

Studied English and American studies at Charles University. Has studied in England on two occasions. Previously worked in the media as a sports reporter. He co-edits the English-language literary magazine B O D Y (



Katka Ch 1_1488x1488Administrative Support / Coordinator
Kateřina Chromková

Area of responsibility: Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking region, CLC residential programmes

Studied literature, Spanish language translation and film studies at Masaryk University’s Faculty of Arts in Brno. During her studies she stayed in the Andalusian towns of Almeria and Malaga. She has previously worked at the National Film Archive in Prague. She has helped organise several film festivals and occasionally translates theatre plays.



Sára VybíralováCoordinator of International Cooperation
Sára Vybíralová

Area of responsibility: French-speaking region

Studied French and history at the Faculty of Arts in Prague and went on to complete a joint doctorate in Prague and Paris. She writes prose, translates from French and collaborates with literary journals on an irregular basis. She previously worked as a publishing editor.