Saviano Threatened Again

Last fall, at the Ferrara festival of literature, I was lazily waiting for my turn at the coffee shop when I noticed a bunch of policemen sweep through the lobby and enter the auditorium where the authors present their books. The Carabinieri were there to protect Roberto Saviano, the journalist who has exposed the workings of the Camora (the Neapolitan mafia) in his book Gomorrah. He has been under police protection for two years already but now the Camora goons have announced that they want him dead by Christmas. Saviano says he wants to flee Italy.

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