Theater video tags: Philip Gourevitch

June 2nd, 1989


“I didn’t have a chance / to say a word before you became / a character in the news...” Khaled Hosseini, Rita Dove, Philip Gourevitch, and Siri Hustvedt read Liu Xia’s poem “June 2nd, 1989” from Empty Chairs (Graywolf Press, 2015), translated from the Chinese by Ming Di and Jennifer Stern. PEN America and Amnesty International collaborated on the video series as a call to free Liu Xia from house arrest in Beijing, where she has been held since her late husband, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, was imprisoned in 2009.


Philip Gourevitch


Appearing on The Paul Holdengraber Show, the former editor of the Paris Review and the author of The Ballad of Abu Ghraib (2008), A Cold Case (2002), and 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 Gourevitch talks about archetypes, James Brown, Jonah and the whale, and more.

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