Roberto Saviano

journalist and author

Roberto Saviano is a journalist and author who experienced international success with his first book Gomorra (Mondadori, 2006), translated into more than 50 languages and based on which have been made a stage play (2008), a film (2008, Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival) and a TV series (2014). His articles have been published in L'Espresso, The Washington Post, El Pais, Der Spiegel, The Guardian and The Times. He holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Naples.

In addition to Gomorra he has written La bellezza e l'inferno (2009), ZeroZeroZero (2013), La paranza dei bambini (2016) and Bacio feroce (2017). From the novel La paranza dei bambini the film of the same name was made, for which Saviano wrote the screenplay, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. His latest books are In mare non esistono taxi (2019), Gridalo (2020), Sono ancora vivo (2021) and I teschi dei ladri (2021), illustrated by Tanino Liberatore and Riccardo La Bella.

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