Davide was born in a small town in the hills of Northern Italy. He always wanted to be a writer, and spent his school days thinking up incredible adventures and imaginary worlds. His debut La Corsa Della Bilancia won the Mondadori Junior Award, and since then he's written 27 books for children and young adults both in his own name and as a ghost writer. His books have been translated into 16 languages. He also works as a translator and screenwriter for TV productions and video games. His book Il Rinomato Catalogo Walker & Dawn has been a bestseller in Italy and Germany, and won the Andersen Prize for best children's literature.