Author Event: Patrick Radden Keefe

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The UAMS History of Medicine and Science Lecture series welcomes Patrick Radden Keefe, the bestselling author of Empire of Pain, for a talk entitled “The Secret History of the Sackler Family and OxyContin.”

The lecture begins on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 5 p.m. on the 12th floor of the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute at 501 Jack Stephens Drive on the main UAMS campus in Little Rock, Arkansas.

WordsWorth Books will have a selection of the author's books available for purchase, including Empire of Pain. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Parking will be available in UAMS Parking Deck 3 at 4000 W. Capitol Ave.

Attendance is free and advanced registration is requested. Register HERE. More details will be provided in the confirmation email.


Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of the New York Timesbestsellers Rogues: True Stories of GriftersKillers, Rebels and CrooksEmpire of Pain (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction), and Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern IrelandSay Nothingreceived 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 ReviewThe Washington PostChicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal, and was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of the decade by Entertainment Weekly. His previous books are The Snakehead and Chatter. 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.

Event date: 
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute
501 Jack Stephens Dr,
Little Rock, AR 72205
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984899019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 18th, 2022