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Lecture by Patrick Radden Keefe

November 20, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


patrick with serious gaze. brown hair in light collared shirtBestselling author and staff writer at The New Yorker Patrick Radden Keefe delivers a lecture on “Say Nothing: A true Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” as part of Princeton University’s 2020-21 Fund for Irish Studies series.

Keefe’s talk focuses on his international bestseller, Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, his true crime narrative on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath. He uses the abduction and murder case of Jean McConville, a 38-year-old mother of ten who was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by violent guerrilla warfare, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with.

Keefe’s work at The New Yorker has received the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing and twice been nominated for the National Magazine Award for Reporting. Say Nothing received the Orwell Prize for Political Writing and the National Book Critics Circle Award and was selected by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade. Keefe is also the creator and host of the eight-part podcast Wind of Change. His new book about the Sackler family and the opioid crisis will be published next year.


This virtual event is free and open to the public. Join the symposium via Zoom Webinar; registration required.



If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email LewisCenter@princeton.edu at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.


The Fund for Irish Studies affords all Princeton students, and the community at large, a wider and deeper sense of the languages, literatures, drama, visual arts, history, politics, and economics not only of Ireland but of “Ireland in the world.” The series is produced by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the 2020-21 edition of the series is organized by Paul Muldoon.

The Fund for Irish Studies is generously sponsored by the Durkin Family Trust and the James J. Kerrigan, Jr. ’45 and Margaret M. Kerrigan Fund for Irish Studies.


November 20, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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