• Voices of Courage
    Awards Luncheon

    May 3, 2018

    Voices of Courage Awards Presenters 2010

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    Mamie Gummer

    Mamie Gummer
    Native New Yorker Mamie Gummer graduated from Northwestern University, and also studied theater at the British Academy of Dramatic Arts.

    She made her New York stage debut in 2005, starring opposite Michael C. Hall in the Roundabout Theatre production of Mr. Marmalade, for which she earned a Theatre World Award. For her performance opposite Kate Burton and Tony Goldwyn in The Water’s Edge at NYC’s Second Stage Theatre, Ms. Gummer received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination. Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Laura Linney and Ben Daniels marked her Broadway debut, and more recently, she appeared in the Classic Stage Company’s Uncle Vanya, for which she was again a Lucille Lortel Award nominee.

    Some of Ms. Gummer’s on-screen appearances include Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, Lasse Hallström’s The Hoax, with Richard Gere and Hope Davis, and Lajos Koltai’s Evening, opposite Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy. She appeared in Tom Hooper’s Emmy Award-winning miniseries John Adams, and recently wrapped Dan Adam’s The Lightkeepers, and Jeff Lipsky’s Twelve Thirty.

     

    Tracy Kidder

    Tracy Kidder
    Author Tracy Kidder graduated from Harvard and studied at the University of Iowa. His latest book, Strength in What Remains, tells the story of our Voices of Courage honoree Deogratias Niyzonkiza. In Mr. Kidder’s own words, “When I first heard Deo’s story, I had one simple thought: I would not have survived. I hoped in part to reproduce that feeling in recounting what seems to me a rich tale: an adventure story, a survival story, an immigrant’s story, a story of despair and determination, of evil and kindness."

    In addition to eight other books, Mr. Kidder has written numerous nonfiction articles for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Granta. His works of short fiction have appeared in The Atlantic and Granta. He has been a Contributing Editor at The Atlantic and a guest editor for The Best American Essays (Houghton Mifflin) in 1994. He was a visiting lecturer in 1985 and 1986 at Smith College, and in 1995 was writer in residence at Northwestern University.

    Mr. Kidder has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award and many other literary prizes. He lives in Massachusetts and in Maine.