SUN/4/18 :: 11:00a
Patrick Radden Keefe, Author of "Empire of Pain," in Conversation with Matt Hamilton


Radden Keefe's latest saga chronicles three generations of a single family and the mark they would leave on the world. It is a tale that moves from the streets of early twentieth-century Brooklyn to the seaside palaces of Greenwich, Connecticut, to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. Empire of Pain chronicles the multiple investigations of the Sacklers and their company, and the scorched-earth legal tactics that the family has used to evade accountability. A grand, devastating portrait of a family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin.


Matt Hamilton

Matt Hamilton is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times who covers legal affairs and corruption. He won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2019 with colleagues Harriet Ryan and Paul Pringle for their investigation into the University of Southern California.



Patrick Radden Keefe

Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker  and the author of the New York Times bestseller Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, was selected as one of the ten best books of 2019 by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and The Wall Street Journal, and was named one of the “10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly. His previous books are The Snakehead and Chatter. His just-released book is Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty.  His work has been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing and the Orwell Prize for Political Writing. He is also the creator and host of the eight-part podcast Wind of Change. 



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