The Tuxedo Park Library Authors’ Circle presents Patrick Radden Keefe, author of “Empire of Pain, The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty” in conversation with New York Times reporter Katie Rosman live stream via zoom on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m.
“Empire of Pain” is a grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin.
In its review, Rolling Stone wrote: “Keefe is an obsessive reporter and researcher, a master of narrative nonfiction.”
Time magazine, as part of its Best Books of 2021 So Far seriesm wrote: “Patrick Radden Keefe, one of the top narrative nonfiction authors of his generation, offers an engrossing and deeply reported book about the Sackler family... A great American morality tale”
Keefe is an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine and the author of “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland,” as well as two previous critically acclaimed books, “The Snakehead” and “Chatter.”
He is the recipient of the 2014 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing, was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2015 and 2016 and also received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He grew up in Boston and now lives in New York.
Rosman is a reporter at The New York Times. She lives in New York with her husband and two children. Rosman was also a featured Authors’ Circle author in 2010 for her book “If You Knew Suzy: A Mother, A Daughter, A Reporter’s Notebook,” a memoir about losing her mother to cancer and Rosman’s quest for more information gleaned from contacts in her mother’s address book.
Register for this program via the library’s calendar at www.tuxedoparklibrary.org or call the library at (845) 351-2207.
Registrants for the live stream will receive an email shortly before the discussion with information on how to attend.