Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik

New Yorker staff writer

Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. His books include Paris to the Moon (2000), The King in the Window (2005), Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York (2006), Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life (2009), The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food (2011), and Winter: Five Windows on the Season (2011). Gopnik has won the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism three times, and also the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. In 2013, Gopnik was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. He lectures widely, and delivered the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Massey Lectures in 2011.

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2021 Virtual workshop:

On Memoir: Adam Gopnik talks about his work

We’re all in love with memoirs. We buy them, read them, and write them. But what are their rules, their hidden codes, their buried pleasures, their unspoken dangers? Adam Gopnik will offer a people’s history of the modern memoir, presenting his own premature memoirs and readings of some of his favorite others.

Reading list:

At the Stranger’s Gate, by Adam Gopnik

Unreliable Memoirs, by Clive James

Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

optional: Paris to the Moon, by Adam Gopnik

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