The Czech Literary Centre, a section of Moravian Library in Brno, is currently publishing two new brochures on Czech literature, written in English. The first one is a half-yearly review of the most interesting books called New Czech Books: Autumn 2019 and the second one is a publication that gives account of the Czech comics since 2000.
The selection called New Czech Books: Autumn 2019, this time with an introductory word by the head of the Czech Literary Centre Martin Krafl, summarizes books that could be of particular interest for foreign publishers and translators, in the field of poetry, prose, children’s and youth literature, comics, nonfiction and genre literature, in the past half of 2019. Traditionally, the brochure is supplemented with an overview of grant offers and support from the Czech Literary Centre and the Ministry of Culture. Each quoted book is provided with a bio and a photograph of the author and a book annotation.
The publication Czech Comics since 2000 contains a selection of Czech comic book production since 2000 and is an update of the brochure from 2017. The author of the introductory text is José Alaniz.
The latest additions to the numerous information brochures of the Czech Literary Centre are published with the aim of informing and directing foreign readers of Czech literature to the most interesting literary achievements in the given period – a number of literary professionals and academics are involved in the selection of titles for each yearbook.