Born on December 1, 1969 in Mesagne, Italy, Cosimo Scarpello is a lawyer and an author.
Graduated in Law from Bologna University, between 1995 and 2000 he was a scientific committee member of the Accademia degli Studi Giuridici ('The Legal Studies Academy'), a Bologna-based high legal education school, with the task to teach criminal law to aspiring magistrates.
In 1998 he wrote nine chapters of a collective coursebook titled Diritto penale, giurisprudenza e casi pratici ('Criminal Law, judgments and practical cases'), Maggioli Editore, directed by Ugo Di Benedetto.
In 1999 he wrote an article on the Judgment no. 1957/99 of the Supreme Court of Italy, which deals with criminal liability of doctors.
In 2002 he wrote a law essay titled L'archiviazione, Cedam, dealing with the end of investigation without prosecution.
From 2006 to 2016 he was a town councilor in San Pancrazio Salentino, Italy, and between 2006 and 2011 deputy major and alderman for culture and legal issues.
In 2012 he wrote a book of political satire titled (Im)passeport: gli strafalcioni della politica o la politica degli strafalcioni? ('Impasseport: the blunders of politicians or a policy of blunders?'), Secop Edizioni; in 2013 an essay titled Stressbook, Secop Edizioni, dealing with the negative impact of social networks on people's lives; in 2015 Perduti ('Lost'), Secop Edizioni, a book in which the author highlights the hardships experienced by the generation of over 40s in a present time marked by a deep economic and anthropological crisis.
His first novel, La figlia mai avuta ('The daughter he never had'), Secop Edizioni, a psychological thriller about revenge, was released in 2017; in 2019 Le ragioni di una coscienza ('The reasons of a conscience'), Secop Edizioni, a training novel which deals with a story of failure and redemption.