Dmitry Glukhovsky was born in Moscow in 1979. He graduated in Journalism and International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Despite his relatively young age, Glukhovsky has already had an impressive career as a reporter. He worked as a staff journalist for the television channels EuroNews in France and Russia Today in Moscow, and has reported for Deutsche Welle Radio, Sky News and Israeli public radio. At the moment he is an anchor for Russia's most reputable public radio station Mayak. As a reporter, he has traveled everywhere, from Morocco and Guatemala to Iceland and Japan. He was deep within the Chernobyl area filming the destroyed nuclear reactor, watched the launch of Russian rockets at Baykonur, reported Israel's standoff with Hezbollah under under fire in Kiryat-Shmona and gave the world's first live report from the North Pole. Apart from his native Russian, Glukhovsky speaks fluent English, French, German, Hebrew and Spanish. In 2007, he got the Science Fiction Society’s Encouragement Award in the prestigious EuroCon contest for his novel Metro 2033.