Roberto Saviano was born in 1979 in Naples,where he grew up and still lives. He is a regular contributor to L'Espresso and numerous Italian reviews and journals. Gomorrah, a massive bestseller in Italy where it has sold over 1 million copies, is his first book. Since publication he has been living in hiding and under police protection.
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Roberto Saviano, author of Gomorrah, the bestselling exposé of the criminal activities of the Camorra, has won the English PEN/Pinter International Writer of Courage Award.