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An Evening with Author Patrick Radden Keefe

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The IAHC hosts award-winning author Patrick Radden Keefe this spring in the Library. Keefe will read from and sign his book, “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland”.

The abduction in 1972 of Jean McConville, a mother of 10 in Belfast, became one of the most infamous episodes in recent Irish history. Though it was widely assumed the I.R.A. was behind the crime, the era’s climate of fear and paranoia prevented anyone from speaking of it. Keefe delves into the case, using it as a jumping-off point to investigate the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its lasting aftermath.

Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker, an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of The Snakehead and Chatter. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Slate, New York, and The New York Review of Books, and he is a frequent commentator on NPR, the BBC and MSNBC. He received the 2014 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing and is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

An Evening with Author Patrick Radden Keefe is Thursday, March 7 at 7pm and is free.