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Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Patrick Radden Keefe w/Jonah Weiner / Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks

Hillside Club

2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709

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Booksmith and Berkeley Arts & Letters are thrilled to present an in-person event with The New Yorker staff writer and "national treasure" (Rachel Maddow) Patrick Radden Keefe for his new book Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks. He'll be joined in conversation by New York Times Magazine contributor Jonah Weiner.


*** PLEASE NOTE: advanced sales for this event have ended. We have some seats remaining, which will go on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors are at 6:45pm PDT. Please note all of the following:


  • This is a ticketed, in-person event. Tickets with book include a *signed* copy of Rogues.
  • This is an offsite event, to be held at Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. in Berkeley, CA.
  • Safety: ID and proof of full vaccination, including booster, will be required at the door. Masks will be required throughout the duration of the event and capacity will be limited to allow indoor distancing. 
  • Because we’re limiting capacity, we can't guarantee we'll have space for walk-ins. The best way to ensure you’ll get a seat is to order a ticket now.
  • We are happy to offer *signed copies* of Rogues: order either of the ticket tiers if you'd like to pick up a signed copy at the event, or order here if you just want a signed copy and no admission.
  • If we feel it is not safe to gather, as the event gets closer, we will pivot to a virtual event and your registration will remain valid.
  • Questions? Write events@booksmith.com.


About the book

Patrick Radden Keefe has garnered prizes ranging from the National Magazine Award to the Orwell Prize to the National Book Critics Circle Award for his meticulously-reported, hypnotically-engaging work on the many ways people behave badly. Rogues brings together a dozen of his most celebrated articles from The New Yorker. As Keefe says in his preface “They reflect on some of my abiding preoccupations: crime and corruption, secrets and lies, the permeable membrane separating licit and illicit worlds, the bonds of family, the power of denial.”

Keefe brilliantly explores the intricacies of forging $150,000 vintage wines, examines whether a whistleblower who dared to expose money laundering at a Swiss bank is a hero or a fabulist, spends time in Vietnam with Anthony Bourdain, chronicles the quest to bring down a cheerful international black market arms merchant, and profiles a passionate death penalty attorney who represents the “worst of the worst,” among other bravura works of literary journalism.

The appearance of his byline in The New Yorker is always an event, and collected here for the first time readers can see his work forms an always enthralling but deeply human portrait of criminals and rascals, as well as those who stand up against them.


About the authors

Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of the New York Times bestseller Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and was selected as one of the ten best books of 2019 by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Chicago 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.

Jonah Weiner is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Wired, and New York Magazine.


Please note:

  • This is a ticketed, in-person event. Each ticket includes a *signed* copy of Rogues.
  • This is an offsite event, to be held at Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. in Berkeley, CA.
  • Safety: ID and proof of full vaccination, including booster, will be required at the door. Masks will be required throughout the duration of the event and capacity will be limited to allow indoor distancing. 
  • Because we’re limiting capacity, we can't guarantee we'll have space for walk-ins. The best way to ensure you’ll get a seat is to order a ticket now.
  • We are happy to offer *signed copies* of Rogues: order either of the ticket tiers if you'd like to pick up a signed copy at the event, or order here if you just want a signed copy and no admission.
  • If we feel it is not safe to gather, as the event gets closer, we will pivot to a virtual event and your registration will remain valid.
  • Questions? Write events@booksmith.com.


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Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St.
Berkeley, CA 94709
415-967-8376