Born in 1979 in Soest.
After secondary school, he was educated as an industrial clerk and later as a state certified educator, working in handicapped care for six years. He studied at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig until 2005.
Currently, Schulte works as a freelance writer and journalist.
Published works include »Von Kanthölzern und Katzen« (Of timber beams and cats), short story, Leipzig literary magazine Plumbum (2004); »Wort zum Tage: Fußnoten zu Olympia« (Word of the Day: Footnotes on Olympia), contribution to the MDR public radio broadcast Figaro (August 19, 2003); »Jahrtausendwechsel« (Turn of the millennium), short story, in the anthology »Tippgemeinschaft«, Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig (2003) and »Die Lesung« (The Reading), short story, in »All die schönen Sünden« edited by Bettina Hesse, Rowohlt (2003).
He is also just working on a novel. Dirk Schulte has been nominated for the Literaturförderpreis (emerging literature prize) North-Rhine Westphalia 2007.