First collection of Daphne Caruana Galizia's writing published

15 October 2019

MILAN — Di’ la verità anche se la tua voce trema is the first book in Bompiani’s Munizioni series, edited by Roberto Saviano.

“There are crooks everywhere you look now”, Daphne Caruana Galizia wrote in her last post on Running Commentary on October 16th, 2017 at 2.35pm. “The situation is desperate.” A few minutes later the Peugeot 108 in which Daphne left her home exploded and that sentence became her final testament.

Daphne was assassinated after thirty years of journalism that revealed Malta’s dark underworld, from political corruption and drug trafficking to money laundering, Azerbaijan’s influence on Maltese politics, and the sale of Maltese passports that now accounts for 2.5 per cent of the country’s economy.

“When a journalist is murdered, all of society suffers”, Margaret Atwood wrote on the first anniversary of Daphne’s assassination. “We lose our right to know, to speak, to learn.” Two years on, there remains no justice for Daphne but in this book her work lives on. It is an assertion of our rights.

All proceeds from the sale of Di’ la verità anche se la tua voce trema will go to The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation.