European Literature Festival is organized by EUNIC London (European Union National Institutes for Culture), with coordination by the Czech Centre. European Literature Night (ELN), initiated by the Czech Centre, was established as EUNIC London project in 2008. The Festival is supported by the Representation of the European Commission Representation in the UK and with public funding by Arts Council England, and carried out in partnership with the British Library. The ELF 2016 is curated and produced by Jon Slack.

ELN Writer Judging Process: 65 submissions were received from publishers, embassies and cultural institutes in November 2015. The ELN writers were then selected by a panel of judges in January 2016 chaired by Rosie Goldsmith (Director of European Literature Network) and including: Daniel Hahn (writer, translator), Kristian Jensen (Head of Arts and Humanities at the British Library) and Janet Zmroczek (Head of European Studies at the British Library)

EUNIC London is the network of the cultural institutes from the member states of the European Union in London, as part of EUNIC. The network was established in September 2007 in London and has at present 32 members and associate-members who share knowledge and resources on a common European agenda. With the aim of further enhancing the awareness for European cultural diversity and creativity in the UK, we develop annual as well as one-off projects. Visit

Czech Centre The Czech Centre’s mission is to actively promote the Czech Republic by showcasing Czech culture in the UK. Its programme covers visual and performing arts, film, literature, music, architecture, design and fashion. As well as hosting its own events, the Czech Centre offers support for other groups organising Czech related initiatives in the UK. Visit


ELN  2015