Krsto Lazarević was born in Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After fleeing the war and attending secondary school in Reutlingen (Germany), he went on to study political science, sociology and gender studies in Frankfurt am Main, Valencia and Berlin. He works as an editor in Berlin and was previously a correspondent in Vienna, Belgrade and Sarajevo. Krsto makes documentary films for clients including the broadcasters Arte and MDR, and writes a column for Deutsche Welle. He presents the podcast Neues vom Ballaballa-Balkan with Danijel Majić of Frankfurter Rundschau.