Leonardo Sciascia created crime stories to depict the Mafia's power in Sicily. Mark Lawson investigates. With Andrea Camilleri.
Leonard Sciascia used crime stories to highlight Mafia crimes. The Sicilian was the author of novels including The Day of the Owl, A Simple Story and Equal Danger - which features Inspector Rogas.
Paul Bailey, Gianrico Carofiglio, Andrea Camilleri and Petra Reski discuss with Mark Lawson the influence of Leonardo Sciascia and the continuing presence of the Mafia in Italian life.
Producer: Robyn Read
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2012.