He studied librarianship, pedagogy and economics in Banska Bystrica, Bratislava and Prague.
Miroslav Bielik worked in Matica Slovenska as a bibliographer, as a long-time director of the Slovak National Library and of Matica Slovenska.
Today he is the president of the Slovak Writers´ Society. He has published more than a hundred professional studies in the field of literary culture, he is co-author of the scientific edition in two volumes of R. Seton-Watson and his relationship with Czechs and Slovaks.
Bielik has also compiled and edited several periodical and monographic editions.
He has published collections of poems: Time is a silent messenger of thought (Čas je tichý posol mysle, 2003), Unsignificant movement on a steep leveled plain (Nepatrný pohyb po naklonenej rovine, 2005), At the end of one x-century (Ku koncu jedného x-ročia, 2009) and Melancholia (Melanchólia, 2018).
Much attention was drawn to his two-volume novel Venetian Diptych (Benátsky diptych – Reality (Skutočnosť, 2007) and Unreality (Neskutočnosti, 2010).
Lately he is engaged in writing stories, in the journal “Slovakian Views” (Slovenské pohľady).
His latest novel is Kaleidoscope (Kaleidoskopis, 2013).