Yulia Tupikina is a native of Siberia. She was born in 1978 in Krasnoyarsk, where she also went to university, majoring in journalism. She then moved to Moscow and began working in PR, up until the point where she understood that she had to find herself as a writer. Then, she accidentally found herself in the festival Lubimovka, as an audience member. In that moment, she understood that she wanted to be present in this festival as a contestant. So she wrote her first play—which was not accepted to the festival. But the second one was. And this is how Yulia began writing plays, and she has since then written almost 30 of them. They have been winners of multiple theatrical contests and have been staged in theaters.