Adam Gopnik in Conversation with Charles Foran

Adam Gopnik in Conversation with Charles Foran
Event Number: 52
Tickets: $26.00

Adam Gopnik in Conversation with Charles Foran

Thursday, October 19
8:30pm - 10:00pm
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright St.

Tickets for this event have sold out, but we think you’ll be interested in #64: The Proper Study of Mankind or #78: The Stuff of Life.

Fans of The New Yorker and its longtime contributor Adam Gopnik will be thrilled to see him up close, and very personal, at this year’s Festival. In his new memoir, At The Strangers’ Gate, Gopnik ruminates about art and artists, love and apartments, writing, reading and the city that he loves, from a 1980s arrival in New York as a young, artsy and ambitious couple to growth as a New York family. Winner of three National Magazine awards for essays and criticism, Gopnik is at his most brilliant as he picks up each unlikely subject and then examines it from all sides, making connections with literature, sociology and philosophy—all in a highly readable way.

Presented with UBC Library and alumni UBC.

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Adam Gopnik

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Adam Gopnik is a renowned writer and essayist. He has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986, where he has contributed numerous non-fiction, fiction, memoir and criticism pieces. Beyond this, he has written children’s books, edited anthologies, and engaged in many musical projects as a lyricist and libretto writer. He was selected by the CBC to deliver the fiftieth anniversary Massey Lectures and has lectured in almost every major American city. At the Strangers’ Gate is Gopnik’s vivid memoir of his move to New York in the 1980s.