RAIMONDO CORTESE graduated from VCA School of Drama in 1993. He was a founding member of Ranters Theatre, serving as Artistic Director from 1994 to 2001. He has written over thirty plays and texts for theatre, which have been performed in over a dozen countries, including Features of Blown Youth, Roulette, St Kilda Tales, The Wall,The Silence, Holiday (winner of a Green Room Award for Best Australian Writing), The Child,Intimacy, Buried City, and Murder. He has also written for film,television and radio. His fiction includes a collection of short stories, The Indestructible Corpse.