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Adam Gopnik Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The King in the Window (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Steps Across the Water (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Paris to the Moon (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lacombe (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Museum Today (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels and Ages: Lincoln, Darwin, and the Birth of the Modern Age (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter: Five Windows on the Season (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
New York Looks Best in Fall (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Strangers' Gate (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Mid-Air (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Thousand Small Sanities (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
S. J. Perelman: Writings (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Americans in Paris (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Fifth Annual Collection(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life Stories(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Essays 2008(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Central Park: An Anthology(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moth(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Born in 1956 August 24 Adam Gopnik is an American essayist and writer. He is known best as a correspondent for the New Yorkers. Since the year 1986 Gopnik has being contributing memoir, criticism fiction and non-fiction to the New Yorkers. He is also the author of the famous essay collection Paris to the Moon. In this collection he accounts for five years that his son, his wife and he spent in Paris which is the French capital city. To date, the good trend continues and he still celebrated as one of the best American writers of all time.

Earlier Years

Gopnik was raised in Montreal but Philadelphia is his birth place, His parents who were Jewish, Also happened to be professors at McGill University. He attended Dawson College for his college studies and eventually joined McGill University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (B.A) .While at the university; he was one of the people who contributed greatly towards The McGill Daily. He eventually completed graduate his work at the New York University institute of fine arts. Thereafter, Gopnik began his long professional association in the year 1986 with the New Yorker; there were pieces that eventually show his future range, childhood, and renaissance art. He has so far written for several editors at the magazine with: William Shawn, Tina Brown David Remnick and Robert Gottlieb being just a few.
Interest in arts
Gopnik together with his close friend Kirk Varnedoe studied art history show at the New York’s modern art museum. He at a later stage wrote an article on connections that exist between art and religion and compatibility and similarities between Darwinism and Christianity. He goes on to state that human history arts is as a result of religious thought, he further says, human conduct is not necessarily guaranteed by secularism or religion

Paris and “Paris Journal”
In the year 1995 the New Yorker transferred him to Paris to with a main of writing the Paris journals, in these journals he goes on to describe life in Paris. The writings were at a later stage collected by Paris Random house in Paris, came back to New York in the year 2000. The instantly became a New Times best seller.

The New Yorker
Gopnik has over the years contributed internationally reported pieces, humor, fiction, book reviews, and profiles for the New Yorker. Soon after writing his first piece of work for the magazine in the year 1986, he went on to become magazine’s art critic. In this position he worked for close to eight years, between 1987 to 1995, afterwards has appointed the magazine’s Paris correspondent where he will go on to spend five years in the city. After his time in Paris was over , He returned to New York at some point to write a journal on life in the city. He continues to contribute to the New Yorker as a writer to date. In his recent years he has written extensively about gun violence and gun control in the United States of America.

Personal life
Gopnik presently stays in New York with Luke and Oliver who are his children and wife Martha Parker. He has five siblings that include Alison Gopnik a professor of psychology, who is also the author of How babies think.

Gopnik has written several books this includes author’s reflection on life in the city of New York, and most importantly on the comedy of parenting in addition to Random House. He has also written through the children’s gate in the year 2006. In the year 2005 he published a novel, the king in the window, about an American boys called Oliver living in Paris, Oliver accidentally finds an ancient war waged between the malleolus master of the mirror and window wraiths is also misunderstood to be mystery. In the year 2009 he published a book called Angles and ages on Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. In the year 2010 Hyperion books published Gopnik’s children’s imaginary novel The steps Across the water. In the year 2011 he was chosen to speak during commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Massey Lectures, where he eventually went on to deliver five lectures key note in five Canadian cities based on his book Winter: Five Windows on the season.

Musical theatre

In the year 2015, Gopnik started working on musical projects, as libretto and a lyricist write. He has written books and lyrics about the musical comedy Table, inspired by his earlier2011; together with his composer David Shire. Gopnik has written the libretto for Nico Muhly’s sentences, which first premiered at Barbican center in London June of the year 2015. Other major projects included the collaboration on a show by Errico, sing the silence, which made its debut in November of the year 2015 in New York at a theater, which included a new songs co-written with Scott Frankel, peter mills and David shire. He is planning to do in future musical project with Scott Frankel.

Honors and appearances

Gopnik has received several honors and guest appearances, this includes A guest appearance on Charlie Rose show, he has in his name three awards presented to him by the National Magazine Awards for criticism and essay, he has gone on to receive presented from George Polk for the magazine reporting. He also boost of having an entry on the culture of the United States being featured in the Encyclopedia Britannica. He participated as one of the jury member for the New York International Children’s Film Festival. He in recent times presented and wrote BBC Four’ s Lighting up New York, which is a cultural journey of New York city’s’ recent history. Gopnik regularly contributes to BBC Radio 4 on a weekly talk podcast series a point of view. These are just but some of the contributions that make him a notable icon in the writing industry.

Gopnik has shared his expertise by teaching at the annual Iceland Writers Retreat in Reykjavik, in the spring of the year 2015 and also in the year 2016. It is equally important to know that he has in the recent past started a free give way lecture series at the Lincoln center’s David Rubenstein Atrium.

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