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Philip Gourevitch is an award winning journalist and author, staff writer for the New Yorker magazine, and current editor of The Paris Review. He is perhaps best known for his 1998 book on the Rwandan genocide, entitled We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction. Reviewing the book in the New York Times, the Nobel Prize winning Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka called it "a meticulously researched work" that offers a sustained reflection on "the debasement of humanity, its heroic resistance and its rehabilitation" (Soyinka, "Hearts of Darkness," NY Times, October 4, 1998). More recently, Gourevitch has published a long follow up essay in the New Yorker on post-conflict/transitional justice in Rwanda ("The Life After," in The New Yorker, May 4, 2009), and, together with the documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, The Ballad of Abu Ghraib (2009).
Last Updated: 5/31/13