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Patrick Radden Keefe

Published: 7th July 2022 Twelve enthralling stories of skulduggery and intrigue by one of the most decorated journalists of our time. Patrick Radden Keefe's work has been recognised by prizes ranging from the National Magazine Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US to the Orwell Prize and the Baillie Gifford in the UK, for his meticulously reported, hypnotically engaging work on the many ways people behave badly. Rogues brings together a dozen of his most celebrated articles from the New Yorker. As Keefe observes in his preface: 'They reflect on some of my abiding preoccupations: crime and corruption, secrets and lies, the permeable membrane separating licit and illicit worlds, the bonds of family, the power of denial.' Keefe explores the intricacies of forging $150,000 vintage wines; examines whether a whistleblower who dared to expose money laundering at a Swiss bank is a hero or a fabulist; spends time in Vietnam with Anthony Bourdain; chronicles the quest to bring down a cheerful international black-market arms merchant; and profiles a passionate death-penalty attorney who represents the 'worst of the worst', among other bravura works of literary journalism. Publisher: Macmillan ISBN: 9781035001743

Our Curators said...

Radden Keefe is one of the best non-fiction writers out there. His earlier books, Say Nothing (about the Northern Ireland conflict) and Empire of Pain (about the Sackler family and the oxycontin epidemic) are brilliant and well worth a read. This collection brings together some of his New Yorker journalism and is a riveting chronicle of his encounters with con artists, gangsters and wine forgers.

Elizabeth Day

- Elizabeth Day

What the Critics are Saying

I read everything he writes. Every time he writes a book, I read it. Every time he writes an article, I read it... he's a national treasure.

Rachel Maddow

This superlative collection... every one of these selections is a journalistic gem. Immensely enjoyable writing married with fascinating subjects makes this a must-read.

The Publishers Weekly

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