Wed, 6 July 2022

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST

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Rogues – True Stories of Grifters, Killers, and Crooks

Patrick Radden Keefe, bestselling author of Empire of Pain

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Patrick Radden Keefe exposed the Sackler family’s role in the US opioid crisis: a parable of greed that made headlines the world over. He joins us with more stories of crime and corruption.

The New Yorker’s Patrick Radden Keefe is America’s most celebrated living reporter. He documented the hunt for the drug lord Chapo Guzman and the tragic personal history of the Harvard educated neurobiologist turned mass shooter Amy Bishop. He wrote a definitive, revelatory account of the Troubles in Say Nothing; investigated the strange convergence of espionage and hair metal in his blockbuster podcast Winds of Change; and most famously – exposed the role of the Sackler family in the US opioid crisis.

Now, live from New York, he joins How To Academy with more stories of secrets and lies. He will share the intricacies of forging $150,000 vintage wines; examine whether a whistleblower who dared to expose money laundering at a Swiss bank is a hero or a fabulist; chronicle the quest to bring down a cheerful international black-market arms merchant; and much more.

Celebrating the most extraordinary journalism of our time, this livestream In Conversation event will offer a deeply human portrait of criminals and rascals – and those who stand up to them.

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Patrick Radden Keefe

Award-winning, Bestselling Reporter

Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Empire of Pain and 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 TheWall Street Journal, and was named one of the “10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly.

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.