THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE EVENT

Patrick Radden Keefe: Money is a Drug

  • Mon 15 Aug 19:00 - 20:00
  • Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court
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  • Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court
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Patrick Radden Keefe: Money is a Drug
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Baillie Gifford Prize

It was a family whose fortune was built up by Valium, then destroyed by Oxycontin. Patrick Radden Keefe’s electrifying history, Empire of Pain, won the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction, but he discusses the challenges he faced in publishing it. The celebrated staff writer at The New Yorker also introduces Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks, a new collection of essays for our times. Chaired by Chitra Ramaswamy.

Categories: Family, History, Science/Medicine

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