Italian writer Roberto Saviano has lived under police protection for 10 years since his first book, Gomorrah, drew death threats from the Naples Mafia. The book, which he describes as a nonfiction novel, drew on his experience growing up north of the city. "I was inspired by rage," he says.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Quomodo dicis latine life-jacket?" quipped one of the Latin-speaking passengers on a tour boat circumnavigating Manhattan on a rainy Sunday morning in May, just after the captain's safety announcement. "How do you say life-jacket in Latin?"