John Dickie is Professor of Italian Studies at University College London. He is an internationally recognised specialist on many aspects of Italian history and his books have been translated into many languages.
His latest book, published in the spring of 2013 is Mafia Republic: Italy's Criminal Curse. Cosa Nostra, 'ndrangheta and camorra from 1946 to the Present.
"A moving and even angry account of the mafias' history… Mafia Republic is one of the most remarkable books I've read"
Samira Ahmed, Radio 3 Nightwaves