Born in the Campania capital, Naples, he received a degree in Philosophy from the University of Naples, “Federico II”. He has collaborated on the newspapers and journals “L’Espresso” and “La Repubblica” (Italy), “Washington Post” and “Time” (United States), “El Pais” (Spain), as well as “Die Zeit” and “Der Spiegel” (Germany). In 2006 he wrote the bestseller, Gomorrah (Mondadori), which has sold approximately two million copies and has been published in 50 countries. The book is in the bestseller category in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain, France, Sweden and Finland. Literature and investigative reporting are the tools with which Roberto Saviano narrates everyday life. Since October 2006, following his explicit accounts in Gomorrah, he has received death threats from the Camorra and has been placed under police protection. Today, because of personal security, he is forced to continuously change residence. Gomorrah, the theatrical piece earned Saviano the prize Olimpici del Teatro in 2008 as the best author of the contemporary Italian experience, and the film, with the same name, was awarded the Grand Prix du Jury at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.