Adam Gopnik
Adam Gopnik, a staff writer, has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1986. During his tenure at the magazine, he has written fiction, humor, book reviews, profiles, and reported pieces from abroad. He was the magazine’s art critic from 1987 to 1995 and the Paris correspondent from 1995 to 2000. From 2000 to 2005, he wrote a journal about New York life. His books, ranging from essay collections about Paris and food to children’s novels, include “Paris to the Moon,” “The King in the Window,” “Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York,” “Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life,” “The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food,” “Winter: Five Windows on the Season,” “At the Strangers’ Gate: Arrivals in New York,” and, most recently, “A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism.” Gopnik has won three National Magazine Awards, for essays and for criticism, and also the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. In March of 2013, Gopnik was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. He lectures widely, and, in 2011, delivered the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Massey Lectures. His first musical, “The Most Beautiful Room in New York,” opened in 2017, at the Long Wharf Theatre, in New Haven.
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Daily Comment
In Praise of Stasis, Special Canadian-Election Edition
Justin Trudeau and the unpredictable politics of the pandemic.
By Adam GopnikSeptember 21, 2021
Culture Desk
Having a Laugh with S. J. Perelman
The longtime New Yorker writer was a master of the extended satiric riff.
By Adam GopnikAugust 24, 2021
BooksAugust 23, 2021 Issue
Why Don’t the French Celebrate Lafayette?
He fought for freedom both here and in France, but his own countrymen are blasé about his legacy.
By Adam GopnikAugust 16, 2021
Culture Desk
One More Spin of Frank Sinatra
A visit with the two radio hosts who have kept the Sinatra community alive.
By Adam GopnikAugust 4, 2021
Daily Comment
Mo Brooks Seems to Think That Valley Forge Justifies January 6th—It Doesn’t
But there are lessons to be learned from it.
By Adam GopnikJuly 18, 2021
Daily Comment
Biden’s Invisible Ideology
The President has deployed an exasperating but effective strategy to counter Trumpism.
By Adam GopnikJuly 9, 2021
Daily Comment
Celebrating the Fourth with a Little Liberty
The arrival on Ellis Island of a little-sister statue from France offers a moment to reflect on what liberty means in 2021.
By Adam GopnikJuly 3, 2021
BooksJune 28, 2021 Issue
The Mad, Bad Business of Railroad Tycoons
In the nineteenth century, a crucial railway project was fuelled by a ferocious rivalry. Are there lessons for our own infrastructure plans?
By Adam GopnikJune 21, 2021
Cultural Comment
Proust and the Sex Rats
A modest investigation into whether the French writer indulged in an unusual fetish.
By Adam GopnikJune 13, 2021
Dept. of ReturnsJune 14, 2021 Issue
How a City Comes Back to Life
After a year of tragedy and uncertainty, New Yorkers are revisiting old haunts—and sharing them with new faces.
By Adam GopnikJune 7, 2021
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