07/25/2012 04:45 pm ET | Updated Sep 24, 2012

A Conversation With Philip Gourevitch (VIDEO)

James Brown, Jonah and the Whale, Abu Ghraib, Returning to Rwanda: A Conversation with Philip Gourevitch

One of the most intense interviews/conversations I have ever held -- it left us both depleted but happy to have experienced the intensity together -- was with Philip Gourevitch, the longtime staff writer for The New Yorker, and former editor of the Paris Review. Well known as the author of We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families, the story of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. He is now at work on a second book on Rwanda. Listen to Philip as he tells with relish the biblical story of Jonah; why he thinks photography can't tell a story properly, it can only relay a moment, a second; why James Brown rules and much else."