27% are in their 80s, while the average age is 68. Signatures were collected on the website of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.[25]. The case was verified in court with a verdict[63] against Francesco Cascella, nephew-by-marriage of the boss who acted as an intermediary between the clan and the then-director of the paper, Gianluigi Guarino, in order to remove the journalist from his post. Saviano signing a book for a fan in 2013. In 2011, after five years of being shuttled around by Italian police, Saviano moved to New York City, where he hoped to live a life even slightly closer to normal. Shining a light on those who are threatened because of their writing means performing an act of life: because this is often saving their lives. But the Camorra made the biggest mark on young Saviano with the gruesome murder of Giuseppe “Peppino” Diana, a beloved local priest. Fuck success. In 2014, a television show titled Gomorrah was produced by Sky Italia, Fandango, Cattleya, Beta Film, and LA7, under the supervision of Saviano and the direction of Stefano Sollima, Francesca Comencini, and Claudio Cupellini. When the book became a mega-bestseller and trigger-happy Neapolitan crime bosses threatened Saviano’s life, he went into police protection. Find John Saviano in New York for free! Find Frank Saviano's phone number, address, and email on Spokeo, the leading people search directory for contact information and public records. In 2008, the director Pasquale Squitieri also cast doubt on the appropriateness of the security detail. Savianos - New York 4645 Sunrise Highway, Bohemia, NY 11716 (631) 567-3988 Diana criticized the Camorra in many of his church sermons, calling them “a form of terrorism.”. These were confirmed by police informants and reports that revealed attempts on Saviano's life by the Casalesi clan. The program Fahrenheit on Italy's Rai Radio 3 organized a marathon reading of Gomorrah in which celebrities from the world of culture, news, theater, and civil society participated. Revelry, Rhinestones, And Rock: The Glitzy Life Of Elton John In 56 Photos, Ecuadorian Court Rules In Favor Of Land Rights For Indigenous Tribe Threatened By Oil Drilling, What Stephen Hawking Thinks Threatens Humankind The Most, 27 Raw Images Of When Punk Ruled New York, Join The All That's Interesting Weekly Dispatch. "L'affermazione della libertà. Disclaimer: By using this website, you accept the Spokeo Terms of Use. B. The program had very successful ratings: the third episode was seen by 9,671,000 viewers, or 31.6% of the television audience that evening. The Camorra doesn’t try to stop you writing or speaking. It aired on La7 and was also streamed live on YouTube. [28] In 2009, the film won the Tonino Guerra Prize for best script at the Bari International Film Festival. In September 2015, journalist Michael C. Moynihan wrote an article for The Daily Beast,[58] criticizing ZeroZeroZero and accusing Saviano of having used sections of text, including from Wikipedia, without citing his sources. [66], The writer dedicated a section of his official site to music in the Galleries section.[74]. Einaudi. But will the embattled journalist survive and ever see real freedom again? Referring to the writer Arrigoni, he replied, "In response to the question of are you with the Palestinians or the Israelis, I may disappoint, but I will always respond how my friend David Grossman taught me: 'I am with peace.'"[49]. He continued by saying, "Saviano is paying for having an enormous following and, above all, for the fact that he hasn't remained comfortably in cultural obscurity". The book landed Saviano on the bestseller list, selling more than 10 million copies worldwide, including 2.25 million in Italy alone. It's my reader who bothers criminal organizations, it's not me. The success of his book created numerous problems for Saviano, starting with threatening letters, silent phone calls, and, above all, a sort of environmental isolation. Dal 4 ottobre su Nove - Il Fatto Quotidiano", "Saviano cittadino onorario di Milano "Lega assente? 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A stage show was based on Gomorrah, earning Saviano the best actor of a new Italian play at the Olimpici del Teatro/Theater Olympics in 2008. After the Neapolitan police investigations, the Italian Minister for Interior Affairs Giuliano Amato assigned Saviano a personal bodyguard and transferred him from Naples. His mother, father, and brother all had to assume new identities and move homes. In an article for the Italian newspaper La Repubblica,[59][60] Saviano demonstrated how the passages from ZeroZeroZero and the presumed sources identified by Moynihan were manipulated in order to appear similar. The series, composed of twelve episodes, aired on the channel Sky Atlantica starting on May 6, 2014, and was broadcast on Rai 3. In 2011, after five years of being shuttled around by Italian police, Saviano moved to New York City, where he hoped to live a life even slightly closer to normal. "[38] Squitieri's declarations triggered a controversy between the two of them,[39] and the producer of the film Gomorrah, Domenico Procacci, intervened, calling Squitieri's declarations "despicable.". Matteo Salvini, right-wing Italian minister and Saviano’s rival. In 1994, gangsters shot Diana dead in church, as he was preparing for Sunday mass. Saviano Inc. is a New York Domestic Business Corporation filed on December 4, 1985. I believed that it was rather stupid—in addition to being improper—to give up, to bend to men who are nothing, people whom you abhor for what they think, for how they act, for how they live, and for their very being. In his writings, including articles and his book Gomorrah, he uses literature and investigative reporting to tell of the economic reality of the territory and business of organized crime in Italy, in particular the Camorra crime syndicate, and of organized crime more generally. Lettera agli amici indiani". Then, find out why Giovanni Brusca is considered the Mafia’s most terrifying killer. Damn it, I'm only twenty-eight years old! The Nobel Prize winners who launched the appeal wee Dario Fo, Mikhail Gorbachev, Günter Grass, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Orhan Pamuk, and Desmond Tutu. On November 8–29, 2010, Roberto Saviano hosted the cultural program Vieni via con me ("Come Away with Me") with Fabio Fazio on Rai 3. As of August 2009, the book had sold 2.5 million copies in Italy alone and was translated into 52 languages. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In fact, Saviano was accused of plagiarizing parts of his 2013 book ZeroZeroZero, a study of the global cocaine trade. The bosses, Francesco Bidognetti and Antonio Iovine, and their attorneys, Michele Santonastaso and Carmine D'Aniello, were charged with intimidation of Saviano and Capacchione. As he told PBS’s Frontline: “In the second phase [of vengeance], they discredit you. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). It showed a photograph of me, with a pistol to my head, and the word ‘Condemned.'”. The fact that, in this moment, we are talking about it, that all the newspapers talked about it, that books continue to be published, and that documentaries continue to come out is what they don't want; they don't want attention on themselves, on their names, and, above all, on their businesses. The attorney general for Reggio Calabria, Federico Cafiero de Raho, testified during the trial, stating that Saviano was a "mortal enemy of the clan" and recalling that Saviano was among the few journalists present at all 52 of the prosecutor's closing speeches for the Spartacus Trial. The decision to assign a security detail was obviously not up to us." He is the author, along with Mario Gelardi, of a theatrical work of the same name and is a screenwriter for Gomorrah, the movie based on the novel. Saviano contributed an op-ed piece to the January 24, 2010 issue of the New York Times, entitled "Italy's African Heroes". A later and better-known one is by Carlo del Balzo, who describes the tragedy suffered by the Croce family in a book published shortly after the event: Cronaca del Tremuoto di Casamicciola ("Report on the Casamicciola Earthquake") (Naples: Carluccio, De Blasio & Co., 1883). During the U2 concert in Rome on October 8, 2010, Saviano is cited by the Sardinian rapper Salmo in the track "Nella pancia dello squalo" ("In the Stomach of the Shark") on the album, The journalist is cited in the track "Perdona e dimentica" ("Forgive and Forget") by. [51] The Appeals Court of Naples recognized that some pages of Gomorrah (0.6% of the entire book) were the results of an illicit reproduction of some lines from two articles from local daily papers, Cronache di Napoli and Corriere di Caserta. We're 100% free for everything! He repeated that "the facts of the news are available to all" and spoke about the "typical iconoclasm toward famous people who have constructed success and visibility based on their own hard work and studies." The letter contained a request to move the trial due to legittima suspicione, or doubt surrounding the impartiality of the judicial body, caused by the alleged influence of Roberto Saviano, Rosaria Capacchione, and the district attorneys Federico Cafiero de Raho and Raffaele Cantone, on the judges. In the rest of the world, about 2 million copies of Gomorrah were sold. "Langewiesche, scrittore d'aria, di terra e di mare", This page was last edited on 26 October 2020, at 06:46. Saviano was accused by the granddaughter of Benedetto Croce, Marta Herling, of having written a dishonest article about the Abruzzese philosopher. The young Saviano had to leave his home, family, and friends behind. It also landed him on the Mafia’s hit list. Saviano saw his first murdered body when he was 13 years old, on his way to school. Investigators have claimed that the Camorra selected Casalesi clan boss Giuseppe Setola to kill Saviano. He wrote about the January 2010 riots between African immigrants and Italians in Rosarno, a town in Calabria. On October 20, 2008, six international Nobel Prize winners rallied in support of Roberto Saviano,[35] asking the Italian government to do something to protect him and to defeat the Camorra, and emphasizing the fact that organized crime is not merely a problem for police that only concerns the writer, but is a problem for democracy that concerns all free citizens. In November 2010, he hosted, along with Fabio Fazio, the Italian television program Vieni via con me, which was broadcast over four weeks by Rai 3. In 2016, the same production crew began filming ZeroZeroZero, an adaptation of Saviano's 2013 book of the same name about the international cocaine trade. He could face up to six years in prison. The district attorneys Raffaele Cantone and Franco Roberti, both magistrates with years of experience on the front lines fighting against the clans, reiterated Saviano's dangerous situation. [20][21], Saviano is primarily influenced by southern Italian intellectuals such as Giustino Fortunato and Gaetano Salvemini,[22] by the anarchists Errico Malatesta and Mikhail Bakunin, and by poet Rocco Scotellaro. In his speech, the writer spoke of his Jewish roots and declared that Israel is a "democracy under siege," Tel Aviv is "a hospitable city" "that never sleeps, is full of life and, above all, tolerance, a city that succeeds more than any other in welcoming the gay community" and that "the refugees of Darfur, for example, are welcomed in Israel. Nevertheless, there is also a previous book drawn on by Carlo del Balzo, titled Ricordi. On January 22, 2011, the University of Genoa awarded him a bachelor's degree honoris causa in law "for the important contribution to the fight against crime and to the defense of legality in our country". Gangsters once even beat up Saviano’s father for treating a dying Mafia victim. [54] In the appeal, the writer and Mondadori were ordered to jointly pay reparations for property and other damages of 60,000 Euros, plus a portion of legal costs. 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Over the years, I have thought that giving in to the temptation to retreat was neither a very good idea nor, above all, an intelligent one. On March 14, 2008, during the Spartacus Trial, the attorney for Casalese bosses Francesco Bidognetti and Antonio Iovine, Michele Santonastaso (assisted by Carmine D'Aniello), read a letter written jointly by Bidognetti and Iovine (while both were in prison) to the president of the First Section of the Appellate Court of Assizes, Raimondo Romeres. Historical – Geographic – Chronological Accounts") (Naples: Prete, 1883.). It's not a gesture to be taken for granted, nor a formal gesture. The company's filing status is listed as Inactive - Dissolution By Proclamation / Annulmen and its File Number is 977248. Roberto Saviano: The Italian Mafia’s Most Wanted Man. He also clarified the content of the investigation his team had conducted on the threats to Saviano: "We investigated and showed some photos to Saviano, who, however, did not identify them as the people who had threatened him. [65] This record was surpassed two days later with the third and final episode of the program, which registered 13.06% of viewers. His father, who was writing with his son at the table when the quake struck, was completely covered by debris except for his head and told him – Offer 100 thousand lire to whoever can save us. "[41], On May 19, 2014, Pisani, testifying during the trial of the Casalesi bosses and their lawyers, who had used an istanza di remissione to threaten Saviano and others in the courtroom, renounced the headline of the interview that he had given to the Corriere della Sera in 2009: Saviano should not have bodyguards. In March 2006, Saviano's first book, Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System, was published as part of Mondadori's Strade Blu series. His articles at the time were already important enough to spur judicial authorities at the beginning of 2005 to listen to him regarding organized crime. The young Croce had a fractured arm and leg. Sometimes I surprise myself thinking these words: I want my life back. Josh Saviano New York, New York 500+ connections. Indeed, his life was still under so much threat that even when he was taught … Roberto Saviano sees his high visibility as an asset, not a liability. On June 7, 2013, he officially received honorary citizenship of Florence from then-mayor, The end of the track "In Italia" by rapper, The same rapper refers to Saviano in another one of his pieces. The first episode was a record for La7, with 12.65%, or 3,036,000, viewers, and was the third most-watched program of the evening. Wikimedia CommonsSaviano signing a book for a fan in 2013. I want to fall in love, to drink a beer in public, to go to a bookstore and to choose a book by reading the cover. I want a life. To make matters worse, they went on to slander the holy man in the press, claiming Diana was killed because he was a philanderer. He addressed them in fiery tones ("You are not from this land! According to him, Saviano went to the Cannes Film Festival "probably to put on a bit of a show" and "those who are really targets have bodyguards, of course, but they are also prohibited from flying on [commercial] planes and frequenting public places because they could put themselves and others in danger. [56] The Supreme Court did not agree with Saviano's appeal, rejecting almost all of the findings and largely confirming the basic structure of the Appeals Court's sentence.[57][1]. An editor and public historian, Carly Silver has written for Smithsonian, Narratively, The Atlantic, Atlas Obscura, and Archaeology, among other publications. The program typically features the reading of "lists", with the goal of highlighting the issues addressed through a series of data. Casamicciola e le sue rovine. A perennial state of bewilderment and insecurity keeps me from thinking, reflecting, concentrating on what I have to do. "[46], These, along with other declarations, caused controversy and were criticized for having ignored the injustices suffered by the Palestinian population. Yet, when interrogated by magistrates, Carmine Schiavone denied knowing about a plan hatched by the Casalesi to kill Saviano, provoking the writer's immediate response: "It's obvious that he'd say this; if he were to talk [about the plan], it would mean implicitly admitting to still having connections with organized crime". Before the third criminal section of the Court of Naples, the Assistant Prosecutor of the District Anti-Mafia Directorate (DDA), Antonello Ardituro, requested conviction: one year and six months of prison, the maximum sentence, for boss Francesco Bidognetti and attorneys Michele Santonastaso and Carmine D'Aniello. Casamicciola and its ruins. Viaggio nell'impero economico e nel sogno di dominio della camorra, Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System, "TAV, da Napoli alla Val di Susa le mani della mafia sui cantieri", "Il discorso di Saviano a Casal di Principe nel 2006", "Mafia hunter Roberto Saviano: I'm a monster", "Roberto Saviano om årets mest minnesvärda litterära möte", "Roberto Saviano: on the run from the Mafia | The Times", "El Chapo, Hollywood and the lure of the mob movie", "Roberto Saviano: Italy's most hunted author", "Roberto Saviano: "Vorrei essere un gorilla, "Roberto Saviano, Scourge of the Mafia and Reader of I. But they do worry about large numbers of others hearing or reading you.”. The appeal concluded that citizens cannot tolerate the fact that the events described in Saviano's book are taking place in 2008 in Europe, just as they can't tolerate that the price one pays for denouncing these events means losing one's freedom and safety. In 2013, he published his second investigative book ZeroZeroZero, a study of the global cocaine trade. They also stated that the Italian government must protect Saviano's life and help him lead a normal life. The Italian journalist rose to fame in 2006 when, at just 26 years old, he published his book Gomorrah, which exposed the crimes of the notorious Camorra criminal organization based in Naples, Italy. After graduating from college, Saviano began to work with a photographer who snapped pictures at Camorra weddings. This book is a study of the financial dealings around cocaine, covering its movement across continents and the role of drug money in international finance. Solidarity is light; it is survival. (Acquittal due to insufficient proof was requested for the other boss, Antonio Iovine). Such a theory, according to the director of the Corriere del Mezzogiorno, Marco Demarco, came from an "anonymous source" reported by Ugo Pirro in the magazine Oggi in 1950. A film of the same name, directed by Matteo Garrone, was also created; it won the prestigious Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. Internationally, he collaborates in the United States with The Washington Post,[3] The New York Times,[4] and Time;[5] in Spain with El Pais;[6] in Germany with Die Zeit[7] and Der Spiegel;[8] in Sweden with Expressen;[9] and in the United Kingdom with The Times[10] and The Guardian. The appeal was signed by writers including Jonathan Franzen, Javier Marías, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jonathan Lethem, Martin Amis, Chuck Palahniuk, Nathan Englander, Ian McEwan, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, José Saramago, Elfriede Jelinek, Wislawa Szymborska, Betty Williams, Lech Wałęsa, Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Peter Schneider, Colum McCann, Patrick McGrath, Cathleen Shine, Junot Diaz, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Taslima Nasreen, Caro Llewelyn, Ingrid Betancourt, Adam Michnik, and Claudio Magris. Daniele Devoti/FlickrSaviano gives a talk in Italy. In the land of the Camorra, the theory of modern rights is turned on its head. That's it. Since October 13, 2006, he has lived under police protection. After receiving death threats in 2006 made by the Casalesi clan of the Camorra, a clan which he had denounced in his exposé and in the piazza of Casal di Principe during a demonstration in defense of legality,[1] Saviano was put under a strict security protocol.

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