Roberto Saviano, born in Naples on September 22, 1979, is a young Italian journalist and writer whose style combines fiction and news reporting to describe, narrate, and denounce the business and criminal activities of the Camorra, a powerful Neapolitan mafia-like organization.
Following the publication of his first book, Gomorrah, in 2006, Saviano received serious threats from members of the Camorra and he was hence forced to live under protective custody, moving from one place to another in order to avoid becoming an easy target. Meanwhile, his non-fiction book became a bestseller in Italy and in other parts of the world. Gomorrah has been translated in fifty countries and has sold millions of copies. In 2007, upon its publication in the United States, the work was placed among the New
Citation: Ghelli, Samuel. "Roberto Saviano". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 January 2011 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12794, accessed 04 December 2023.]