Philip Gourevitch (born 1961), an American author and journalist, is a long-time staff writer for The New Yorker and the former editor of The Paris Review. His most recent book is The Ballad of Abu Ghraib (2008), an account of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison under the American occupation. Gourevitch has written on a variety of subjects—from ethnic conflicts in Africa, Europe and Asia to political corruption in Rhode Island and the music of James Brown. He became widely known for his first book, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families (1998), which tells the story of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide
Philip was at Jaipur Literature Festival 2012, where he had session on “Reckonings.”
Vaibhav agarwal caught up with him there at the festival itself, and discussed his views on ‘Genocide’ and US presidency under George bush and Barack Obama.