Roberto Saviano

journalist and author

Roberto Saviano, writer and journalist, achieved international success with the book "Gomorrah" (Mondadori, 2006). The book, translated into over 50 countries, has inspired a theatrical production (2008, awarded at the Olimpici del Teatro), a film (2008, Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival), and a TV series (since 2014). From the novel "The Piranhas" (Feltrinelli, 2016), an eponymous film (2019) was adapted, for which Saviano wrote the screenplay, winning the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

For television, he co-hosted "Come Away with Me" with Fabio Fazio on Rai 3 and "What I Don't Have" on LA7. In 2022, on Rai 3, he hosted "Insider - Face to Face with Crime."

His articles have appeared in publications such as L'Espresso, The Washington Post, El Pais, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, and The Times. Graduating in Philosophy from the University of Naples Federico II, he received an honorary degree in Law from the University of Genoa in 2011. For Bompiani, he curated the Munizioni series.

His recent books include "Fierce Kiss" (Feltrinelli, 2017), "There Are No Taxis in the Sea" (Contrasto, 2019), "Shout It" (Bompiani, 2020), "I Am Still Alive" (Bao, 2021), illustrated by Asaf Hanuka, "The Skulls of Thieves" (Feltrinelli, 2021), illustrated by Tanino Liberatore and Riccardo La Bella, "Only Courage Is Pure" (Bompiani, 2022), and "Pure Heart" (Giunti, 2022).

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