Italian Author Denies He Plagiarized

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Daily Beast journalist Michael Moynihan recently accused Italian journalist Roberto Saviano of plagiarizing lesser-known journalists for his latest book, Zero Zero ZeroThe book, which Saviano is now calling a “nonfiction novel,” is an expose of international drug trafficking. But, asserts Moynihan, the book contains outright plagiarism, reporting “plundered” from other sources, and invented interviews.

Saviano dismissed the charges in interviews with The Daily Beast and elsewhere.


Kelly Lynn Thomas reads, writes, and sometimes sews in Pittsburgh, PA. Her creative work has appeared in Sou’wester, Thin Air Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, metazen, and others, and she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University. She is hopelessly obsessed with Star Wars and can always be found with a large mug of tea. She also runs the very small Wild Age Press. Read more at kellylynnthomas.com. More from this author →