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Roberto Saviano. Photo courtesy of Riccardo Ghilardi.


Roberto Saviano (2019-20)

Dickinson has named Mafia exposé author Roberto Saviano the 2019-20 recipient of The Harold and Ethel L. Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers Program Award. During his upcoming residency at Dickinson, Saviano will visit classes and meet with students. He will also present a public reading followed by a book signing and reception, on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium. 

Saviano is known for his breakout work, Gomorrah, an exposé of organized crime in Naples, Italy. Since its publication in 2006, Saviano has been living under armed guard to counter the death threats he faces from the Neapolitan Mafia. He continues his fight against crime through his books, public lectures, articles and television appearances.

His writings also include Piranhas, a novel about teenage mafiosos, and ZeroZeroZero, an investigation of the global cocaine trade that has recently been adapted into a TV series for Amazon Prime Video. Gomorrah has also been adapted into an Italian film and a TV series of the same name. Saviano will read from both Gomorrah and Piranhas during his talk at Dickinson.

Reading, Book Signing and Reception
Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium

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