Zuzana Čaputová

was born in Bratislava on 21 June 1973. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava. She is the mother of two daughters. She...

Tomáš Halík

born in Prague, June 1, 1948. Graduated in sociology, philosophy and psychology from the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University, Prague, Charles...

Jacques Rupnik

is a French historian and political scientist, specialising in Eastern and Central Europe. He is based in Paris. After studying at the Sorbonne and Harvard...

Balla

is a writer. A graduate of Bratislava Economic University, he has a day job in the local council’s audit office in Nové Zámky, a provincial town in...

Peter Balko

is a writer. He graduated in screenwriting from the Film and Television Faculty at Bratislava’s Academy of Performing Arts. In 2012 he won first prize...

Jana Bodnárová

is a writer, art historian, poet and playwright. She worked in monument preservation in Prešov for more than ten years and wrote extensively about...

Eva Borušovičová

(Slovensky)

je spisovateľka, scénaristka a režisérka. Študovala na Filmovej fakulte Vysokej školy múzických umení scenáristiku a réžiu, kde v...

Martin Bútora

is a sociologist, writer and translator based in Bratislava. He began his career in the 1960s as a journalist and after becoming a persona non grata...

Lukáš Cabala

is a writer and second-hand bookseller. He lives in Trenčín. In 2011 he and his parents founded an online second-hand bookshop which he still runs. In 2020...

Jana Cviková

is a Slovak editor, writer, journalist and translator from the German, and co-founder of the feminist cultural magazine Aspekt as well as its publishing and...

Gazdag József

is an ethnic Hungarian fiction writer and columnist who lives in Komárno/Komárom, Slovakia. He has been a sports editor with the daily Új Szó, and until...

Barbora Hrínová

is a writer. A graduate of the Department of Film and Television at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, she now teaches script writing at her alma...

Mikuláš Huba

(Slovensky)

je geograf, krajinný ekológ, univerzitný profesor, ochranca životného prostredia a politik. Žije v Bratislave. Na prírodovedeckej fakulte...

Michal Hvorecký

writer and translator. He lives in Bratislava and is in charge of its Goethe Institute library. He is the author of several successful short story...

Rudolf Chmel

is a literary historian, a scholar of Hungarian and a politician. He served as Czechoslovakia’s last ambassador to Hungary, Minister of Culture and Deputy...

Tomáš Janovic

(Slovensky)

je básnik, scenárista, textár, aforista. Knižne debutoval básnickou zbierkou Život je biely holub, v ktorej reagoval na vojnové zážitky...

Daniela Kapitáňová

is a writer and columnist. She lives between Komárno and Bratislava. Since her 2010 literary debut, Samko Tále. Kniha o cintoríne (Samko Tále’s...

Zuzana Kepplová

is a writer and journalist. She lives in Bratislava and is a staff writer and columnist with the daily SME. She studied dramaturgy and scrip writing at the...

Monika Kompaníková

is a writer and editor. She has published several works of fiction, including the novella Piata loď, (Boat Number Five, 2010), which was awarded the Anasoft...

Silvester Lavrík

is a playwright, novelist and headmaster of a children’s art school. He lives in Bánovce nad Bebravou and Bratislava. He is the author of over thirty...

Lyrik H

(Pavol Remiáš) is a musician and rapper, known primarily by the projects Modré Hory (Blue Mountains) and Zlokot. Formerly a journalist, he is now a...

Ján Markoš

is a writer, chess grandmaster and trainer in critical thinking. He is the author of a bestselling manual of critical thinking published in 2019, Sila rozumu...

Zuzana Mistríková

is a film producer and graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. One of the student leaders in November 1989, at the age of 23 she was...

Ján Púček

is a writer, columnist and editor with the publishing house Absynt. He writes film scripts and has published several volumes of prose and poetry, including...

Iveta Radičová

is a sociologist, former Minister of Social and Family Affairs and Prime Minister, ans well as deputy chair of the social and christian democratic SDKÚ-DS....

Alena Sabuchová

is a writer and scriptwriter. Her debut short story collection Zadné izby (Back Rooms) received the Ivan Krasko Prize and the Tatra Banka Foundation...

Zuzana Szatmáry

is a writer and commentator. She studied architecture, sociology and information science but because her family was persecuted by the communist regime, she...

Ivana Šáteková

(Slovensky)

je výtvarníčka. Vyštudovala maľbu na Vysokej škole výtvarných umení v Bratislave v ateliéri profesora Daniela Fischera. Je finalistkou...

Veronika Šikulová

is a writer who lives in Modra near Bratislava and works at the Malokarpatská Library in Pezinok. She is the author of a number of books for both children...

Martin M. Šimečka

is a writer and journalist based in Bratislava. Before 1989 he could publish only in samizdat; later he co-founded the Archa Publishing House, and edited the...

Ján Štrasser

is a poet, lyricist, essay writer and translator. He lives in Bratislava. Since 2002 he has translated more than twenty works of contemporary Russian...

Jozef Tancer

is a historian and German scholar. He teaches at the Arts Department of Comenius University where he heads the Department of German, Dutch and Scandinavian...

Alta Vášová

is a writer. She lives in Bratislava and is the author of numerous books, film scripts, plays for the stage, and lyrics for musicals, such as Cyrano z...

Jaroslava Vydrová

is a philosopher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Science in Bratislava and teaches philosophy at Trnava University. She is the...

Peter Zajac

is a literature scholar. One of the founding members of Public Against Violence in November 1989, he was a member, and later chair, of the Democratic Party...

Svetlana Žuchová

is a psychiatrist, writer and translator. She has a degree in medicine from Comenius University in Bratislava, another in psychology from the University of...

Jozef Lupták

is one of the most prominent figures in Slovak musical scene. He graduated from the University of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in his hometown, Bratislava and the...

Pavol Remenár

je operný spevák. Od septembra 2000 je sólistom Opery Slovenského národného divadla, kde debutoval v titulnej postave opery Wofganga Amadea...

Michal Havran

is a theologian and writer. He lives in Bratislava. He studied Protestant theology in Strasbourg and political theology at the École pratique des hautes...

Let’s Get Started

Wednesday November 17th, 2021

A November feast: 25 Slovak authors wrote a short address for Central European Forum 2021.

What to believe?

Tuesday October 19th, 2021

This is no longer just about vaccination. And it is no longer about politics. And neither is it about who’s right. There is far more at stake.

Admission

Sunday October 17th, 2021

Only to those fully vaccinated.