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Roberto Saviano

Biography

Roberto Saviano

Roberto Saviano (born September 22, 1979) is an Italian writer and journalist. In his writings, articles, television programs, and books he employs prose and news-reporting style to narrate the story of the Camorra (a powerful Neapolitan mafia-like organization), exposing its territory and business connections. Since 2006, following the publication of his bestselling book GOMORRAH (Gomorra in Italian), where he describes the clandestine particulars of the Camorra business, Saviano has been threatened by several Neapolitan "godfathers." The Italian Minister of the Interior has granted him a permanent police escort. Because of his courageous stance, he is considered a "national hero" by author-philosopher Umberto Eco. He lives at a secret location to avoid reprisal attacks for his book about the mafia.

Roberto Saviano

Books by Roberto Saviano

by Roberto Saviano - Crime

Since seeing his first murder victim, at thirteen, Roberto Saviano has watched the changes in his home city. For GOMORRAH, he disappeared into the Camorra and witnessed at close range its audacious, sophisticated, and far-reaching corruption that has paralyzed his home city and introduced the world to a new breed of organized crime.