Viliam Jablonický is an editor, journalist, art critic and cultural historian. He graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Comenius University in Bratislava. He edited the section about culture and literature in the daily Hlas ľudu (The People’s Voice; 1973–79), Revue svetovej literatúry (Review of World Literature; 1979), Film a divadlo (Film and Theatre; 1979–91), Slovenský denník (Slovak Diary; 1991), Most (The bridge; quarterly about Slovak culture, 1997–2000), Verejná správa (Public Report, 2002–4). From 2009 to 2012 he was Secretary of the Slovak PEN Centre, long-time member of the editorial board of the journal Svedectvo (Testimony). He has taught the history of culture and film at schools and universities in Bratislava and Trnava. He is an author and co-author of more than forty other books about the history of cinema and art. He is the co-author of documentary films Papierové hlavy (Paper Heads; 1995) directed by Dušan Hanák, Ľudia z Hauerlandu (People of Hauerland; 1992) and Prežili sme gulag (We Have Survived the Gulag; 2008).
Jablonický is a member of the ENRS Academic Council.