Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a fellow at The Century Foundation. He is the author of The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream and Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping. He writes about legal issues, crime, national security, and foreign policy. (And pop culture occasionally, too.)
The recipient of a Marshall Scholarship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and fellowships at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Patrick has also been a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and the Overseas Press Club’s Cornelius Ryan Award for Best Book on International Affairs. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the New York Bar. In addition to the New Yorker, his articles have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine and Op-Ed page, Legal Affairs, the World Policy Journal, and other publications.
Patrick grew up in Dorchester, Massachusetts and went to college at Columbia. He received Masters degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics, and a JD from Yale Law School. He lives with his family in Washington, DC.