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An Evening with Patrick Winn

Please join us for a special after-hours event with journalist and author Patrick Winn.

Patrick Winn is an award-winning investigative journalist who covers crime and black markets in Southeast Asia. He enters the worlds of guerrillas and vigilantes to mine stories that might otherwise go ignored.

Winn has received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award (also known as the ‘poor man’s Pulitzer’) and a National Press Club award. He’s also a two-time winner of Amnesty International’s Human Rights Press Awards among other prizes.

His writing and short documentaries have been featured on NBC News, the BBC, The Atlantic, NPR and many other outlets. He is a co-creator of the film Hope Frozen, which will screen at international documentary festivals in 2018.

Winn has served as a consultant for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on CNN. Working closely with the show’s director, he selected people, locations and food featured on the debut episode in Myanmar. The episode won multiple Emmys.

He will be with us tonight to discuss his book Hello, Shadowlands: Inside the Meth Fiefdoms, Rebel Hideouts and Bomb-Scarred Party Towns of Southeast Asia. Essential to understanding Southeast Asia in the 21st century, Hello, Shadowlands reveals a booming underworld of organised crime across a region in flux, a $100 billion trade that deals in narcotics, animals and people and the staggering human toll that is being steadily ignored by the West.

Our bookselling partner, City Books, will have copies of Hello, Shadowlands for sale at the event.



Date:
Sunday Sep 23, 2018  - Sunday Sep 23, 2018

Time:
7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM

Contact:
Mt. Lebanon Public Library    412-531-1912    events@mtlebanonlibrary.org