Philip Gourevitch, an American author and journalist, is the editor of The Paris Review and a longtime staff writer of The New Yorker.
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 is probably best known for his first book, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families, which tells the story of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
Gourevitch published a second book in 2001. Titled A Cold Case, it is about an unsolved murder in New York. He is also the editor of “The Paris Review Interviews: volume 1,” which was published in 2006, and to which he wrote the introduction. In 2004 Gourevitch was assigned to cover the U.S. Presidential election for “The New Yorker”. He was named editor of “The Paris Review” in 2005.