He was born on August 27th 1971 in Bratislava. After finishing grammar school in Bratislava, he studied Slovak Literature at the Philosophical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava. He works as an academic at the Institute of Slovak Literature of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Tomáš Horváth is a master of “propelling” composition. He often writes in the code of detective or spy fiction. His text gives the impression of being a collage or mosaic and the reader can decide which storyline to follow. He is an author of the grotesque, a master of digression, shocking revelations and ironical detachment, who loves to play with various prose forms, building up in this way his own version of the story. He repeatedly makes it clear to the reader that any fact described in literature is after all only a, literary, fact and that writing is only a game.