Born 10 November 1940 in Igram. He graduated from the Philosophy Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava. He worked as a teacher in a secondary commercial school in Poprad (1964 - 1970) and then returned to Bratislava to the literary monthly Slovenské pohľady (1970 - 1972). Until 2000 he worked as an editor and then as chief editor in the Slovenský spisovateľ o publishing house. Strážay lives in Bratislava.