On the Saviano querelle

After an expose' published The Daily Beast regarding plagiarism in ZZZ by Roberto Saviano, I wrote a very balanced (!) article for La Stampa (in Italian, 27.09.2015), which you can find here.

I have also been quoted in the British Press, in the Guardian/Observer and the Daily Mail

Previously I pointed out that some passages of ZZZ were similar to wkipedia pages, in a review of ZZZ in La Stampa in 2013, although I also found some merit in the book. The review is here. I was the first and only reviewer to make this point, until The Daily Beast piece. Also note that we had only 48 hours to read and review the book.

In 2014, I wrote about Saviano's condition and how it affects his work. See here.

Somewhere in this webpage, you should also be able to find my very positive review of Gomorrah, published in The Times Literary Supplement. Alas, the same author might write good books, and not so good books.

See also Prof Nando Dalla Chiesa's defence of Saviano here (in Italian).

"Un'analisi profonda"

Roberto Saviano, Repubblica

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