Eight years ago Roberto Saviano wrote the international bestseller Gomorrah which exposed the Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia to the world, and he reflects upon his subsequent life under police guard due to death threats as he continues his work:
There's a line from Truman Capote I often come back to: "More tears are shed for answered prayers than unanswered ones." If I have a dream, it's that words have the power to bring about change. In spite of everything that's happened to me, my prayer has been answered. But I've become someone different than I imagined. This process has been painful, I've found it difficult to come to terms with, until I accepted that none of us is in control of our own destiny. We can only choose how to play the role we are given.