Dmitri Novoselov was born in the Siberian city of Kyzyl, near the Mongolian border, on August 6, 1965—exactly twenty years after the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. In the late 1970s he moved with his parents to the Urals. After school he trained as a forest engineer and worked to protect forests from poachers, pests, and diseases. But the pay was poor and in the 1990s he had to set up a business to feed his family. Around the beginning of the 2000s he moved into professional writing. Novoselov has won two Russian literary prizes, and the largest Russian publisher has published three of his novels. He is currently writing screenplays for major Russian TV channels and film production companies. He lives in the city of Ufa.