Estonian Literature Centre

The Centre

The Estonian Literature Centre (ELIC, Eesti Kirjanduse Teabekeskus) exists to generate interest in Estonian literature abroad by facilitating professional contacts. As well as being closely involved with translators, writers and publishers, ELIC also works in close partnership with embassies, cultural and academic institutes, other literature centres, libraries and universities. ELIC trains literary translators, showcases Estonian literature and writers abroad.

The Estonian Literature Centre is an independent, non-profit institution established by the Estonian Writers' Union and the Estonian Publishers' Association in 2001. ELIC is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Culture.


ELIC has created a unique English language web site on Estonian writers and translators of Estonian literature and maintains a developing database of translations of Estonian literature. All literary translations on this site are subject to copyright laws. To use these translations, please contact ELIC.

This site was created with financial support from the European Regional Development Fund.

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