Adam Gopnik Biography
Adam Gopnik (b. Aug 24, 1956) has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986.
His work for the magazine has won the National Magazine Award for Essay and
Criticism as well as the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting.
Gopnik was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but raised in Montreal, Quebec.
His parents served as professors at McGill University, from which Gopnik
received his Bachelor of Arts degree.
From 1995 to 2000, Gopnik lived in Paris where he wrote the "Paris Journals" for
The New Yorker (later collected into his 2000 book Paris to the Moon).
Monde praised his "witty and Voltairean picture of French life"
and the weekly magazine Le Point wrote, "It is impossible to resist
delighting in the nuances of his articles, for the details concerning French
culture that one discovers even when one is French oneself."
He published a second book in 2006, Through the Children's Gate, about
his reflections on life in New York and the comedy of parenting. In 2005
he published a children's novel, The King in the Window. In January
2009, he published Angels And Ages about the lives of Lincoln and Darwin
(both born in 1809).
He now lives
in New York with his wife, Martha Parker, and their two children, Luke and
This biography was last updated on 12/28/2008.
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