Jiri Hájicek is a Czech fiction writer who was born in Ceske Budejovice (The Czech Republic) on September 11, 1967. He spent his childhood and youth in the countryside of rural South Bohemia. He completed grammar school and graduated from the University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice.
He worked in the countryside as an agricultural specialist for several years then he moved to Ceske Budejovice where he presently lives and works as a bank clerk. He is married to Nicole Matéffy who is a fashion designer.
Up until now, he has written six books of prose, which have been published in the Hynek (Prague) and Host (Brno) publishing houses.
Jiri Hajicek started with poetry in the mid-1980s through a youth poetry theatre programme, known as "Hledám tě v tomto městě" (Seeking You in the City), then hosted by Mirek Kovářík in Ceske Budejovice. His first book, a collection of short stories entitled Snidane na refyzi (The Breakfast on Safety Island) was published in 1998 by Hynek (Prague). Since 2001 his works of prose have been published by Host (Brno). In 2001 his first novel entitled Zlodeji zelenych koni (The Green Horse Rustlers) was released. Its Hungarian translation was published in 2003 by Magus (Budapest, Hungary). His second novel entitled Dobrodruzi hlavniho proudu (The Mainstream Adventurers) came out in 2002. His second book of short stories, Dreveny nuz (The Wooden Knife), was published in 2004 and his latest novel, Selsky baroko (Rustic Baroque), came out in 2005. A short story Fotbalove deniky (Football Diaries) was published in 2007. He has published his texts in magazines Host, Revolver revue, Weles, Tvar and Pandora and his next novel Selský baroko came out in 2005 and the English translation followed in 2012 (Real World Press). His latest novel Rybí krev (Fish Blood) appeared in 2012.
Jiri Hajícek belongs to the realistic stream of contemporary Czech Literature. His stories are mostly situated in the countryside and his typical literary style is a blend of suggestive narration and Slavonic melancholy.