Misha GLENNY

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(United Kingdom, 1958) Misha Glenny is an award-winning journalist, historian and broadcaster who has published six books. His best-selling McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime (2009), a non-fiction survey of the globalisation of organised crime, is now a major new drama series by the BBC with a star-studded cast. His most recent book, Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio (2015), is the biography of Antônio Francisco Bomfim Lopes, who ran Rio de Janeiro's biggest slum for over five years. Based on 30 hours of interviews with Lopes, or Nem as he is known throughout Brazil, Glenny's book is a remarkable look at recent patterns of violence and inequality in Brazil and Rio but also a unique social history, framed through the dramatic story of a single individual. Glenny, who is fluent in several languages, made his name as the BBC's Central Europe correspondent covering the revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe and the wars in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s.

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