Author(s): Virginia (TRN) Roberto; Jewiss Saviano
An analysis of the international cocaine trade and its less-understood role in the global economy explores its rules, armies and influence on everyday life, detailing the arrangements among leading cartels and the violent extent of their power.
Roberto Savianowas born in Naples in 1979. He is the author ofGomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples s Organized Crime Systemand has lived under police protection since its publication in 2006. His writing appears inThe Washington Post, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, andThe Times(London). Virginia Jewiss received her PhD in Italian literature from Yale University, where she is a lecturer in the humanities. Her translations include Melania Mazzucco's novels Vita and Limbo and screenplays by Paolo Sorrentino, Matteo Garrone, and Gabriele Salvatores. Jewiss's translation of Roberto Saviano's Gomorrah was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2007."