Ottavio Cappellani is a journalist with a daily column on the Sicilia newspaper. He also writes for several other Italian papers. His first book – La Morale del Cavallo – was a treatise on Habermas, and his first novel was Chi E Lou Sciortino? - Who is Lou Sciortino?. He currently lives in Catania in Sicily where he writes, fronts a post-punk band, and owns a farm on which he cultivates carob trees and olives.