Lutz Seiler was born in 1963 in Gera, Thuringia. Today he lives and works as Director of the Peter Huchel House in Wilhelmshorst near Berlin. He is the founder and co-editor of the literary journal moosbrand published by Janus Press, Berlin. He was awarded bursaries by the Senator for Culture, Berlin, in 1994 and by Stiftung Kulturfonds in 1996.
In 1997 he received a stipend from Literaturfonds Darmstadt for his work on a new collection of poems.