David Cohen grew up in Perth, Western Australia and now lives in Brisbane. His first novel Fear of Tennis won a Varuna/HarperCollins Manuscript Development Award and was published by Black Pepper. His short fiction has appeared in The Big Issue, Meanjin, Seizure, Tracks and elsewhere. In 2016 his short-story collection The Hunter was shortlisted for the inaugural Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript. His second novel Disappearing off the Face of the Earth was published by Transit Lounge in 2017.