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Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He has won three National Magazine awards, the George Polk Award and the Canadian National Magazine Award Gold Medal. He is a regular guest speaker for radio, television, film and lecture series,including BBC Radio 4's 'A Point of View'. The author of numerous bestselling books, including Paris to the Moon, he lives in New York City.
Adam Gopnik: The Mystery of Mastery
Decades of writing bestselling books and award-winning essays has seen Adam Gopnik take on myriad topics. But recently a question obsessed him: how did the people he was writing about learn their outlandish skill, whether it was drawing a nude or baking a sourdough loaf? In The Real Work the long standing New Yorker writer apprentices as a boxer, a dancer and a driving instructor and other roles he’d assumed beyond him. He finds that learning a ski...
The State of Nations
Politics has undergone a sea change. The world is swinging to populism, and the idea of liberalism has become, to many, the property of so-called elites. New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik argues that ‘ganster-style authoritarianism’ menaces many nations from Russia and the US, to the Philippines and Hungary, while in the UK the Brexit vote shocked those who felt it symbolised the reversal of a momentum towards transnational openness. Former Newsnight presenter and Change UK cand...
A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism
The journalist and New York Times-bestselling author Adam Gopnik offers a stirring defence of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time. Taking us from Montaigne to Mill, and from Middlemarch to the civil rights movement, he shows us why liberalism is one of the great moral adventures in human history – and why, in an age of autocracy, our lives may depend on its continuation. A Thousand Small Sanities is a manifesto rooted in the lives of the peop...