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Press Reviews on « Sodoma » (In the Closet of the Vatican)

 

International press clippings of F. Martel’s book, Sodoma (In the Closet of the Vatican) :

(for the french press reviews, see here)

« In the Closet of the Vatican » has been for several weeks N°1 best-seller in France (see: l’Express, le Point & l’Obs). In the New York Times best sellers list (US). N°1 in Poland, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec. Best seller in UK, Spain, Netherlands, Germany and Canada etc. More than 500.000 copies have been already sold worldwide (reference here in this article of L’Obs, May 8th, 2009; press release by Robert Laffont in the Franckurt Book Fair, Oct 2019; update with Germany in Jan 2020).

« Sodoma » is already published by Feltrinelli in Italy ; and under the title « In the Closet of the Vatican » by Bloomsbury in UK, US and Australia. It is also published by Agora in Poland, Roca Editorial in Spain and Latin America, Sextante Editora in Portugal, Balans in the Netherlands and S. Fischer in Germany. The book is also under translation in Romania, Japan, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Arabic, Russian, Hebreu etc. Already 20 translations are published or under way.

• • • Follow  F. Martel on : Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | LindedIn | Podcast (These social medias accounts are run by 3 community managers : Basile @Bazz_Ra – for French and English; Daniele Particelli @daparticelli – for Italian ; Andres Herrera @andres_he – for Spanish).

 

Articles are organized by languages and reverse publication order.

 

– ENGLISH –

• Long review by Andrew Sullivan in New York Magazine.

• Review by English priest and theologian James Alison on ABC.com : long review and analysis here.

• Review by Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the history of the church at the University of Oxford, in The Times (UK). (PDF version here).

• Review by the former head of Dominicans, Thimothy Radcliffe for The Tablet.

• F. Martel, « Catholics Don’t Like the Truth, A Response to My Critics », Syndicate, June 2019.

• « How Catholic clergy ruled alongside the ‘gay mafia’, despots, and rent boys in Latin America », ABC, July 2019.

Irish Times, Ireland. March 2nd.

Australian Financial Review, Australia. February 23rd.

The Guardian, UK. February 21st.

Syndicate Network, USA. February 20th.

The New York Times, USA. February 17th.

• Cover and 6 pages in The Times, UK. February 16th.

The Guardian, UK. February 12th.

Jesuit review.

National Catholic Register.

 

– ITALIAN –

• Long interview in MicroMega, by Matteo Gemolo, March 2019.

FanPage, video, March 27  : Papa in Campidoglio: « Patto Vaticano-M5s, sostegno in cambio astensione su adozioni per coppie gay » (+ 300.000 vues)

• F. Martel, « Catholics Don’t Like the Truth, A Response to My Critics », Syndicate, June 2019. (in english but with long information on the italian « vaticanists »).

Dazebao News, March 29.

Gionata, March 28.

Union, March 25.

Manifesto. February 22nd.

Tempi. February 21st.

Republicca (Web TV). February 21st.

24 Ore. February 20th.

Vanity Fair. February 20th.

Press Conference at Stampa Estera. February 20th.

HuffPost. February 18th.

Tio, Switzerland. February 18th.

il Fatto Quotidiano. February 17th.

La Repubblica. February 16th.

Corriere della Serra. An article by Stefano Montefiori. February 15th.

La Repubblica. An article by Paolo Rodari. February 14th.

Il Giornale. February 14th.

La Stampa. February 14th.

 

– SPANISH (SPAIN AND LATIN AMERICA) –

• « Bienvenido a mi mundo…! Notas sobre la recepción de un bombazo« , James Alison, teólogo (en español).

• Mexico : « Los saca del clóse », Reforma, Dec 2019.

• « Ser gay en el Vatican » : prologue, first chapter of Sodoma : Perfil, April 2019.

• Mexico : Interview with Guillermo Osorno, « La Iglesia Católica se ha convertido en una organización mayoritariamente gay », Horizontal, April 25, 2019.

• Spain : Long article by Carlos Primo in El Pais, Section: Icon, May 2019.

• Long article (in english) by Alan Weedon about the scandals in Mexico (Marcial Maciel), Chile (Karadima), Argentina (Pio Laghi), Colombia (Lopez Trujillo) : « How Catholic clergy ruled alongside the ‘gay mafia’, despots, and rent boys in Latin America », ABC Australia, July 2019.

• Argentina : « Investigación: el libro que que deja al descubierto a la iglesia homosexual », Revista Noticias, April 2009.

• Spain : El Diario / EFE : « Martel cree que el papa entra en contradicción al reestructurar la Iglesia », April 2019.

• Argentina : « Sodoma, el objeto sociológico », Marcos Carbonelli, a sociologist specialized in religion and politics : article, April 2019

• Chile : 24 Horas : TVN (public TV) with Carolina Escobar, April 2019.

• Chile : Canal 13 (TV) with Constanza Santa María, April 2019.

• Chile : Radio, T13 Radio with Constanza Santa María, April 2019.

• Argentina :  Television TN with Miriam Lewin, April 2019.

• Argentina : Radio Metro, with Nicolás Artusi, April 2019.

• Colombia: Revista Semana, April 2019.

• Colombia : El Espectador, April 2019.

• Uruguay : « La iglesia gay: con Frédéric Martel, autor de la investigación Sodoma », La Daria, April 2019.

• Chile : Interferencia : “La Nunciatura de Sodano fue infiltrada por agentes de Pinochet y Karadima” (interview with Carlos Tromben), April 21, 2019.

• Chile : revue Santiago, « Todo el mundo sabía sobre Karadima y todo el mundo lo protegía. La homosexualidad es la matriz principal de explicación de todo el sistema. », April 2019.

• Chile : Radio BioBio with Nibaldo Mosciatti. Podcast here. April 2019.

• Chile : TV program « Mentiras Verdaderas », La Red, with Eduardo Fuentes, April 2019 : full program ; excerpts.

• Chile : Cadena Nactional, Via X with Iván Guerrero.

• Chile : Radio ADN with Mirna Schindler

• Chile : La Tercera, with Juan Paulo Iglesias.

• Chile : La Tercera. Video here. April 2018

• Argentina : « El Closet del Vaticano », by Adrian Melo in Página 12 (Argentina), April 14, 2019.

• Argentina : Patricia Kolesnicov, Clarín, April 2019.

• Spain : « Son muchos los obispos españoles que siguen encerrados en el armario », El Diario, interview by Jesús Bastante, April 11.

• Argentina : « Quién soy yo para juzgar?« , Anfibia, Buenos Aires, April 2019 : El sociólogo y periodista francés Frédéric Martel escribió “Sodoma: Poder y escándalo en el Vaticano”, una investigación de más de cuatro años en la que abordó la homosexualidad en el clero, y provocó un sismo dentro de la Iglesia Católica. En este adelanto del libro analiza las distintas posturas que el Papa Francisco tomó en el tema, las interpretaciones de sus exégetas y las disputas dentro del colegio cardenalicio. Aqui.

• Spain : El Mundo. March 3rd.

• Spain : TV Público, Madrid, Entrevista con el autor, March 18.

• Spain : Shangay, LGBT magazine, Entrevista con el autor, March.

• Spain : Vanity Fair. March.

• Radio program at Radio 3 Spain, Madrid, by Jorge Barriuso (podcast here).

• Video, « Vaticano gay en 555 páginas » : Playground News. February 25th.

• Argentina : TN, February 25th.

• Chile : La Tercera. February 23rd.

• Chile : La Tercera by Óscar Contardo. February 23

• Spain : Religion Digital. February 22nd.

• Spain : Vanguardia. February 21st.

• Chile : Publimetro. February 21st.

BBC Mundo (reprocuded in T13 and La Tercera in Chile). February 21st.

Argentina : Pagina 12. February 21st.

• Chile : TN. February 21st.

• Peru : El Comerico. February 21st.

• Colombia : W Radio. February 21st.

• Colombia : El Tiempo. February 21st.

• Mexico : Tribuna. February 21st.

• Spain-Catalunya : ARA. February 20th

• Argentina : La Nacion. February 20th.

• Uruguay : El Observador. February 20th.

• Argentina : Urgente 24. February 20th.

• Colombia : Semana. February 19th.

• Chile : The Clinic. February 19th.

• Spain : El Diaro. February 19th.

• Spain : EFE. February 18th.

• Spain : El Pais. February 18th. An article by Marc Bassets.

• US/LATAM : CNN en Español. February 15th.

• Argentina : Clarin, February 14th. Page one and large article by Juan Brodersen.

 

– CATALAN –

Ara. March 8th.

 

– GERMAN (AND GERMAN SWITZERLAND) –

The book has been published in Germany, Austria, German Switzerland in Sept 25, 2019 by S. Fischer.

Zeitzeichen, June, 2020

Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, Dec 19, 2019.

Publik Forum, Nov 22, 2019.

Furche (a catholic weekly in Austria), Oct 17, 2019.

SuddeutscheZeitung, Oct 15, 2019.

• Main German TV, TTT, ARD, Sept 29, 2019.

Die Press, Sept 25, 2019 (Austria).

NZZ am Sonntag, Sept 22, 2019.

NZZ am Sonntag, April 21, 2019.

Tages Anzeiger. February 19th.

Die Zeit. February 17th.

 

– PORTUGUESE (PORTUGAL & BRAZIL) –

• Brazil : Father James Alison’s long article in portuguese : “No Armário do Vaticano: Poder, homossexualidade e hipocrisia”, por James Alison (Alison is a well-known theologian). See also the conference on YouTube, by the same author.

• Brazil : « A hipocrisia no Vaticano », Exibição em 25 de Ago de 2019, Globo News’ show Milenio : O’Globo.

• Brazil : O’ Globo, June 30, 2019.

• Brazil : Folha de S. Paulo, June 30, 2019.

• Brazil : Valor, June 2019. (PDF here).

• Brazil : Long interview for Fausto Mag, June 2019 (em português ; in english).

• Portugal : Observador, February 28th.

• Portugal : Diaro de Noticias, February 28th.

• Portugal : Publico, February 26th.

• Portugal : Page one, cover and long article in Visao, the main portuguese magazine.

 

– DUTCH (NETHERLANDS) –

• « Sodoma, Het geheim van het Vaticaan », Historieck, by Mark Barrois, June 2019.

NCR in Amsterdam.

ND/NL, March 2019.

• F. Martel, « Catholics Don’t Like the Truth, A Response to My Critics », Syndicate, June 2019. (in english)

 

– POLISH – (Sodoma has been a best-seller in Poland for almost a year, more than 90.000 copies have been already sold)

Gazeta Wyborcza (op’ed), May 30, 2020.

TV24, April 13, 2019.

WP Ksiazki Magazine, April 9.

• »Stanisław Dziwisz przekazywał Janowi Pawłowi II to, co chciał. Jaką mógł mieć rolę w ukrywaniu skandali seksualnych? », by Mirosław Wlekły, Gazeta Wyborcza, April 5th.

Polityka, March 29

Gazeta Wyborcza, March 23.

Politkya. February 26th. 

Wyborcza. February 25th.

 

– SWEDISH  –

Sändaren (Sweden). March 2019.

 

– CROATIAN –

• Interview page one and two.

 

– AUSTRALIA –

• « How Catholic clergy ruled alongside the ‘gay mafia’, despots, and rent boys in Latin America », ABC Australia, July 2019.

Australian Book Review, March 2019.

Australian Financial Review, Australia. February 23rd.

• F. Martel, « Catholics Don’t Like the Truth, A Response to My Critics », Syndicate, June 2019.

 

– NEW ZEALAND –

The New Zealand Listener, March 2019 (PDF, 5 pages). 

 

– AFRICA –

Spotlight Africa, March 2019 (by Anthony Egan, SJ)

 

– ISRAEL –

• Cover and 3 pages in Haaretz, main daily newspaper, Israel, March 2019.

 



International press clippings on F. Martel’s book, « Smart » (translated in a dozen languages) :

(for the french press reviews, see here)

« Smart » is already published in Spanish in Spain and Latin America (Penguin Random House/Santillana/Taurus), Italian (Feltrinelli), English (HarperCollins), Korean (Geulhangari), Portuguese/Brazil (Record), Simplified Chinese (The Commercial Press, Beijing/智能互联网时代文化疆域) and Traditionnal Chinese (Taïwan and Hong Kong).

« Global Gay » is already published in several languages : English (MIT Press), Spain and Latin America (Penguin Random House/Santillana/Taurus), Italian (Feltrinelli), Japan (Iwanami), Korean (Geulhangari), Portuguese/Brazil (Record), Traditionnal Chinese (Taïwan and Hong Kong).

More than 150 articles have been published about Smart in more than 30 countries. See below a selection of these papers (Articles are posted by chronological reverse order):

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ARGENTINA (Nov 2017) : « Las Otras Internets », interview in Infoabe (Nov 12, 2017) ; « En la guerra mundial cultural, Argentina puede influir con su poder blando », interview with Juan Diego Brodersen in Clarín (Nov 25, 2017). [Press clippings from Random House Argentina here]

JAPAN : Global Gay has been published in japanese in December 2017 : See the article in the book review by Wataru Sawamura, for the Asahi Shimbun, the main Japanese daily newspape (Feb 22, 2017). Another book review in the weekly Shukan Dokusho-jin, a leading book-review journal for intellectuals (Feb.3, No. 3175). See also three other articles in japanese in the Tokyo Press : article 1 ; article 2. (December 2016) ; and article 3 (January 2017).

SWITZERLAND (Zurich, in German) : Long interview by Christian Junger for the main daily newspaper in German Swiss : NZZ. (Sunday November 13th, 2016)

BRAZIL (Brazilia) : Article and interview in the main daily newspaper in Brazilia, Correio Braziliense (May 10th, 2016).

PORTUGAL (LISBOA) : Interview on ‘Smart’ by Alexandra Prado Coelho for Publico (April 15th, 2016) ; and also an essay and profile about culture, tourism and the digital projects of the Portuguese governement, published in the cultural supplement Ipsilon in Portugal (April 15th, 2016).

ITALY : Interview by Fabio Gambaro in La Repubblica, March 2016 ; interview for the Stampa’s magazine Origami, March 2016 (part 1 & part 2) ; article on Il Post Libri (March 2016) ; conversation with Loredana Lipperini a Libri Come in Rome (Mars 2016) ; « Lo scrittore nell’era del digitale », by Davide Mazzocco in Blogo (Avril 2016).

CHINA : « Smart » has been translated in Dec. 2015 in Chinese (simplified Chinese) by Yan Ziyue’s publisher, in partnership with The Commercial Press, under the title : 智能互联网时代文化疆域.

ITALY : Two pages’ interview by Stefano Montefiori about « Smart » and the future of culture and books in the digital age in Corriere della Serra : Page 1 & Page 2 (Dec. 20, 2015).

COLOMBIA : « La curaduria cultural en tiempos de Internet » by Sebastien Longhurst in Revista Arcadia on Jan 27, 2016 (Bogota); Interview on Nov 9th, 2015 in the daily newspaper Semana (Bogota). A dozen other articles, TV and radio shows in Colombia, Nov 2015 (see the PDF here). And the video of a public conference in Bogota here.

SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA : « CURADURIA SMART » : The long research and article on « Smart Curation » has been translated in spanish by an important website « Horizontal » in Mexico. Here are the article « Curaduría Smart » in 5 parts : 1. Las máquinas serán los críticos ; 2. La cultura según Amazon y Facebook ; 3. Múltiples esferas de opinión ; 4. La crisis de los críticos ; 5. El futuro de la crítica cultural ; and the entire serie here (see also La Nacion in Buenos Aires ; and for the article on « Smart Curation » in Portuguese, Brazil, see O Globo).

BRAZIL : « Smart » has been published in portuguese in Brazil, by Record, Fall, 2015. Press Reviews : long interview by Rodrigo Russo in Folha de San Paulo (Dec 20, 2015) ; O Globo, Rio (Link) or O Globo, Rio (PDF) ; Valor Econômico (link) or Valor Econômico (PDF) ; Jornal do Commercio ; O Liberal (Bélem) ; Diario de Para (Bélem) ; Folha de Pernambuco ; Diaro de Pernambuco. And a Tech column editorial by Renato Cruz in Estadao de Sao Paulo. (See also La France au Brésil). See also the translation of the long article « Smart Curation » in portuguese on O Globo.

ARGENTINA : On « Smart » : A point of view of the « smart curation » concept in La Nacion by Diana Fernandez Irusta (Oct. 4, 2015).

ITALY : Parution of « Smart » in Italy (publisher: Feltrinelli, Oct 1, 2015) – 2014 : Interview for La Republica (3/12/2014) ; Interview about Smart in La Repubblica (July 2014) ; Interview and article on Smart by Stefano Montefiori in Corriere della Sera (April 2014). 2015 : Review in La Repubblica (Oct 10, 2015) ; Review by Giuseppe Fantasia in The Huffington Post Italy  (Sept. 19, 2015) and by Laura Montanari for La Repubblica (Pisa Internet Festival, Oct 9, 2015) ; Review and interview by Riccardo Stagliano in il Venerdi/La Repubblica (Sept 25, 2015). Point of view on ‘Smart Curation’ or the future of cultural criticsm in La Republica (Roma) : PDF or Part I and Part II (September 6th, 2015). [See also a post by Filippo Sensi, an assistant of PM’s Matteo Renzi, on ‘Mainstream’ on his blog].

MEXICO : About « Smart » in Etécétéra (sept 2015)

ECUADOR (Quito) : Interview with Miguel Molina : La Republica (Quito)

BOLIVIA (La Paz) : Interview with Christian Léon : InnovaPoliticalLatAm (La Paz, Bolivia).

PERU (Lima) : Long interview on ‘Smart’ by Arnold Piedra Sosaya in El Peruano (Lima, Peru). Review of ‘Smart’ by Marco Sifuentes in La Republica (Lima, Peru) ; Review of « Global Gay » in El Comercio (Lima, Peru) and Diario 16 (Lima, Peru). [+ others articles and interviews during the « International Book Fair » in Lima in July 2015.]

BRAZIL : Long interview in Brazilian press (April 2015). Article in Valor Economico (Sept 23, 2014).

COLOMBIA : A long interview about ‘Smart’ in El Espectador by Steven Navareete Cardona (May 2015). An interview and analysis by Hugo Pardo Kuklinski for DGTL-Digitalismo (June 2015).

SPAIN/BARCELONA : Six pages in the Sunday supplement of El Periódico de Catalunya (March 2015)

HONG KONG : Long interview and paper about ‘Mainstream’, on Dec 2014, which has been just translated in traditionnal chinese in Taïwan and Hong Kong : MingPao (main hongkonguese newspaper in chinese). Another interview with Prof Shen Cheng : see article.

SPAIN : Long interview on ‘Smart’ by Tom Avendaño for El Pais (3/12/2014) ; Interview for Revisto Contexto (Jan 2015) ; Review of ‘Smart’ by Carlos A. Scolari in Hipermediatones (Barcelona, 26/08/2015).

MEXICO : Severals interviews and reviews of « Smart », « Mainstream » and « Global Gay » when translated in spanish in Mexico (November 2014) : among them see : Informador.mx ; Animal Polico (Antonio Martinez) ;  wradio.com.mx ; Televisa Radio ; Yuriria Sierra’ Radio Talk Show etc.

ARGENTINA : Severals interviews and reviews of « Smart », « Mainstream » and « Global Gay » when translated in spanish in Argentina (November 2014) : among them see : Ñ-Clarin (cultural supplement) ; La Nacion (interview) ; La Nacion (article) ; Reporte Publicidad ; Rolling Stone Argentina ; Télam ; Yahoo Noticias ; Radio MDZ etc.

ITALY : Interview about « Global Gay » in Italian : gay.it (26/10/2014)

PERU : Interview on « Global Gay » at LaMula.pe ; and in Cronicas de la Diversidad (October 2014)

COLOMBIA : Interview on « Global Gay » and « Smart » in october 2014 : for El Espectador (leading newspaper in Bogota, Colombia) : El Espectador (link in Spanish) or El Espectador (PDF in spanish). And a full time program interview for the National TV : Canal Capital « El Sofa ».

CHILE : Long interview about Global Gay and Smart in The Clinic, an important magazine in Chile : The Clinic (Chile, in spanish) & interview in the website Cooperativa (Chile). (September 2014)

BRAZIL : An article about « Smart » by Olga de Mello in Valor Economico (Sept 23, 2014).

EUROPEAN THINK TANK : Long excerpt of the conclusion of Smart published in English by EUNIC : Conclusion’s Excerpt (June 2014, in PDF see: pp.10 to 18)

BELGIUM (May 2014) : Interview at « Tout le monde y passe » (RTBF) and several articles from belgium newspapers : Le Soir, Libre Belgique, Digimedia.be, La Libre Entreprise, Métro, Hebdomadaire Moustique (PDF) [& link here], L’Echo [page 1, page 2], Le Soir/Les Echos Week-End, Focus Vif etc.

SWITZERLAND : Smart in the main Swiss newspaper Le Temps by Jonas Pulver (here in PDF) in May 2014.

CANADA : F. Martel invité de la matinale de Radio Canada, La Première (principale chaîne du Québec) & Article in La Presse (Quebec) Avril 2014 : La Presse.

GENERAL PRESENTATION OF SMART : Martel’s long interview about « Smart » in Le Point (PDF) by Guillaume Grallet : Le_Point (in French).

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