The famous Ukrainian poet Lina Vasylivna Kostenko was born the 19th of March, 1930 in the town of Rzhyshchev in Kyiv region in the teachers' family. Since 1936 she lived in Kyiv. Lina Kostenko got education in the Kyiv Pedagogical Institute. And in 1956 she graduated from the Moscow Literary Institute. Lina Kostenko belongs to the juration that is usually called "the children of the war". That is why the problems of war and a peace are very often raised in her works.