Davide A Cottone, as an historical/psychological fiction writer, playwright and poet, delves deeply into firsthand experiences as he witnesses them unravelling in the world around him. With his forty years’ experience as a teacher in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Shanghai and Hong Kong and formal qualifications of an MA in applied linguistics, Davide has the skills as well as the stories which are all based on real life experiences.
He has published four full length novels, five musicals, four plays and two collections of his poetry. His historical fiction novel, canecutter, (translated into Italian as Sotto il sole italiano) was an enormous success. Davide captured the migrant experience of new Australians in the sugarcane fields between 1924 and 1985. The author also chose the historical fiction genre as the best way to get across his message on the tragedy of war in his next novel, Vietnam … Viet-Bloody-Nam.