Originally from Northern Italy, Luca Serra has been living in Scotland since 2014. He has dedicated himself to writing for about ten years and has so far written two novels and various short stories. In 2020 he received the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for Fiction.

Luca is particularly interested in contemporary social issues such as immigration, identity, and the divisive politics of today. Through his writing, he aims to explore the challenges and experiences that come with moving to new, unfamiliar places and how the characters establish their identity and purpose in those places. His characters are often misfits and minorities who pull out the remarkable and, sometimes, absurd in ordinary, day-to-day lives. During his time at Cove Park he will be working on his new novel around the themes of mental health, immigration and human consciousness.