David Hewson Biography
David Hewson is
the author of several travel books, at least six standalone novels and the Nic Costa series. He used to be a weekly columnist for the Sunday
Times, but gave up journalism in 2005 to focus full time on his novels. He lives in Kent, England, where he is at work on the next Nic Costa
David originates from the North of England and did not travel abroad until he was 21. However he read about Italy and Greece at the library and grew up dreaming of the Mediterranean. Before starting to write a series set in Italy he spent time in Rome studying the language. He says, "You see a different country when you take the time and get inside it. There's a whole part of Rome that people don't know about, a whole other city that's literally underground. I spent one winter going into places that were sometimes quite scary and astonishing."
Rights for the Nic Costa series have been sold to a number of countries, but he is particularly proud of the fact that the series has been translated into Italian, "When you're a foreigner writing about their country, normally they won't touch you. They'll look at a book and say this is all wrong, so it's great that an Italian publisher should have picked it up."
The Nic Costa series:
A Season for the Dead
The Villa of Mysteries
The Sacred Cut
The Lizard's Bite
The Seventh Sacrament
The Garden of Evil
This biography was last updated on 02/17/2009.
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