2019 Political Writing Book prize long list

Say Nothing: A True Story Of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Radden Keefe

Published by: William Collins

Say Nothing reads as equal parts true-crime thriller and political history as Patrick Radden Keefe scrupulously investigates the 1972 abduction of Jean McConville, a mother of ten, and tells the broader, brutal story of the Troubles and their cost decades later. With forensic detail and searing storytelling, we see the cultures of violence and silence, murder and memory.