Philip Gourevitch to Lecture on Rwanda August 17 in Jaffrey

Philip Gourevitch, author of We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda, and staff writer for The New Yorker, will speak at the Amos Fortune Forum, Friday, August 17, at the Meetinghouse in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. The talk starts at 8 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

Gourevitch’s reporting from Rwanda immediately after the 1994 genocide in which nearly a million Rwandans were murdered is widely credited with establishing the crime in the public consciousness. Gourevitch has been revisiting Rwanda over the past several years to write a new book about the country’s recovery.

We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the George K. Polk Book Award, the PEN/ Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award and, in England, the Guardian First Book Award.

The Amos Fortune Forum lecture series is in its sixty-fourth year of bringing well-known Monadnock region speakers from a wide area of intellectual pursuits to speak to the public. Find more information here.