Jozef Leikert was born October 22, 1955 in the Slovak city Zlaté Moravce. He graduated at Komenius University Philosophy department in Bratislava. During the two legislatures, he was chairman of the largest grouping of Slovak authors, (Association of Writers' organizations in Slovakia). He is currently chairman of the fiction writers club and also in Cultureological Society. Jozef Leikert worked as a journalist for various newspapers and has been editor of the magazine Gama, at the time, one of the largest newspapers in Czechoslovakia. For several years, and still, he works as a researcher at the Slovak Academy of Sciences History Institute. He left the institute for a post as a spokesman of the former Slovak president, later he became the president's personal adviser on cultural affairs. As professor of culturology he heads the Culture Department of Culturological Constantine Philosopher University in Nitra.
Jozef Leikert writes both poetry and prose in fiction genre. His first poetry collection was called In silence (1995), then came out Severance of clocks (1997), The subjugated clay, (1999), Ladders whispers (2000), Impermanence (2005), Touches the soul (2006). In the Czech Republic also came out a poetry book for bibliophiles Vecnost korenov Red and ever (2009), which consists of a single poem, translated into 33 different languages, including the Swedish. Literary selection from his poetry came out in Bulgaria (Otlomki tisina 2001), in the Czech Republic (Zámlky 2001), in Slovakia (Naha cross 2001), in Russia (Za Cas do zatmenija 2002), in Ukraine (Vecorinna 2002), in Poland (Rosa na duszy 2003, 2004, 2005) in Macedonia (Voznemireni krugovi 2004), in Serbia (Iz Dubin stack neba 2006), in Austria (Suche 2008), in the U.S. (salted Snow 2009) and in Germany (Unendlichkeit 2010). Diminishment came out in Hungary (Mulandóság 2006), in Ukraine (Nedovgovicnist 2006), in the Czech Republic (Pominutelnost 2008) and soon it shall come out in the U.S. (Diminishment) and in Italy (Fugacitá). Soul touches came out in Hungary (Lélekérintések 2010) and the Czech Republic (Doteky Duse 2010).
Jozef Leikert debuted with facts literary books. 1989, he published the morning came the night that was followed by And the day came back (1994). Conscience wills (1996), Severance Arnäs return (1997, with M. Macková) As fate (1999, 2003, together with M. Macková), the words behind the scenes (2000, with M. Macková), Black Friday November 17 (2000), The fettered dreams (2003), Vavro Srobárs cultural profile (2005), Pavol Strauss (un)met time (2006), Far away, yet close (2007, 2009), The 55 most beautiful cities and small towns in Slovakia (2007) book was also published in English and German, a politician with a philosopher's soul (2007), Such was Ladislav Mnacko (2008), The 111 people in Slovakia (2009). In the Czech Republic published books in the morning came the night (1989), And the day came back (1993), conscience wills (2001), Black Friday, November 17 (2001), So as fate (2000), The fettered dreams (2002); Such was Ladislav Mnacko (2007) and Far away yet close (2008).
Mr Leikert has received several awards for his literary efforts, both at home in Slovakia and abroad. He lives and works in Bratislava.