Fabrizio Calvi was involved in the birth of the newspaper Libération, where he specialized in foreign policy.
From 1976, he covered social movements and terrorist groups in Italy.
By the late 1970s, he followed the Mafia wars in Sicily and witnessed the birth of the anti-Mafia pool of the court of Palermo. From his many visits to Sicily, he wrote two bestsellers, La Vie Quotidienne de la Mafia and L’Europe des Parrains, both of which have been translated into ten languages, and a dozen documentary films such as La Parade des Saigneurs and Familles Macabres.
In 1979, Fabrizio Calvi also handled major investigations for Liberation. He signed one of the first investigations on the Islamist atomic bomb with a BBC team that then made a film and a book entitled The Islamic Bomb. He also published revelations about the role played by France in a vast traffic of uranium from Namibia which was in direct violation of a UN resolution.

In 1981, Fabrizio Calvi published his first major paper at Grasset “Camarade P.38” which focuses entirely on the blood trail of a gang of young killers of journalists in Milan during its “années de plomb.” This book, the fruit of his Milanese years, is probably one of his more personal books. He was crowned in 2009 by a special mention at the Cesco Tomaselli Prize in Italy.
From 1983 to 1984, Fabrizio Calvi was the editor in chief in charge of major investigations and cases at the Matin de Paris. He published, among other documents, revelations about arms trafficking and drug use in the Balkans (investigation taken up by the daily La Republica that led to a documentary played on Antenne 2).

After leaving the Matin de Paris, Fabrizio Calvi published two books on the secret services, including the OSS la guerre secrète en France pendant la seconde guerre mondiale, book based on the comparison of records declassified by the CIA, on the unpublished testimonies of former OSS agents (French, English or American) and on the testimonies of the German secret agents responsible for tracking them (Abwehr).
Depuis 1990
Fabrizio Calvi has since then been pursuing a dual activity as a book writer of "non-fiction" books and an author of documentary films.
As part of a film that to date has not been released, on the relationship between the Mafia and the Italian media magnate Silvio Berlusconi, he made an interview with the judge Paolo Borsellino that today is seen as a landmark. Two months after this interview, Paolo Borsellino was killed by the Mafia. Made public by the weekly L'Espresso in 1994 on the eve of the first election victory of Silvio Berlusconi, the transcript of the interview provoked strong reactions in Italy. Since 2000, a pirated version of a rudimentary editing of this interview has been broadcasted by RAI and circulates on the Internet (where it has been seen by over six hundred thousand users). The full version of this exceptional document was released in Italy in December 2009 on DVD by the young newspaper Il fatto quotidiano.
His participation in nine films on the secret services during World War II allowed Fabrizio Calvi to work with Igor Barrere and Pierre Desgraupes.
His collaboration with Jean-Michel Meurice led to a dozen of films about the Mafia, a series on the Credit Lyonnais scandal, Série noire au Crédit Lyonnais, and another series on the Elf affair including the widely acclaimed movie: Elf une Afrique sous influence.
His investigation on black terrorism in Europe during the Cold War led to two films, including L’orchestre noir broadcasted by Arte and the Italian RAI.
His knowledge of American archives led him to revisit some of the darkest chapters of World War II. He published and co-directs Pacte avec le Diable, book and movie devoted to American intelligence and the Holocaust.
Written with Marc Mazurovsky from the Holocaust Museum in Washington, Le Festin du Reich draws an inventory of the ruthless economic pillage of France by the Germans.
Between 2007 and 2010, he worked on a vast fresco of the FBI. This work resulted in a book published by Fayard in late January 2010 and in five films released by France 5.
His latest work focuses on the actions that led to the terrible events of September 11, 2001. A book, 11 Septembre, la Contre-enquête and two films, Les Routes de la Terreur, aired on Arte in Septembre 2011.
Investigative journalist who specializes in cases involving organized crime and the secret services, Fabrizio Calvi has been working as a writer, a journalist and has been the author of several films since he started in 1972. He is most notably the author of ten books and of two dozen films, including “Série Noire au Credit Lyonnais” (now known as LCL), “Elf, une Afrique sous influence”, “l’Orchestre Noir” and “FBI” which was broadcasted by Arte.

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