Dmytro Lisnychyi was born in 1976 in Kiev, Ukraine. He grows up with his parents and his sister. After finishing his A levels he starts his studies of Ukrainian Language and Literature at the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. He graduates in 1998 and goes back two years later to do a PhD in Ukrainian Language and a Bachelor in English and Foreign Literature. Next to his studies, in 2002 he starts to work as a freelance journalist and editor for the regional radio programme of the Kiev Broadcasting National. After graduating succefully in 2007 he takes on a job as editor at the translation office of MTV Ukraine. In 2008 he travels to Berlin for the first time. After many short visits to Berlin he moves there for good in March 2012 where he still lives today.