Lou Ureneck is the author of “The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide,” which tells the story of a rescue operation led by a small-town minister from upstate New York. His book, “Backcast,” won the National Outdoor Book Award in 2007. Ureneck teaches journalism at Boston University, and is a former Neiman fellow and newspaper editor for publications in Maine and Philadelphia. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Boston Globe, among others. He recently returned from Kiev, where he taught at the National University’s prestigious Mohyla Academy under a Fulbright grant.