Date(s) - Sep 08
19:00 - 23:15
Don’t miss this exclusive evening with Adam Gopnik, writer for The New Yorker and connoisseur of French culture. Mr. Gopnik will give a lively presentation on his experiences and observations of life in France and the United States, then join members of the Cercle du Mona Bismarck American Center and luminaries from the cultural and art worlds for an elegant cocktail dînatoire to celebrate 30 years of the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris.
Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. During his tenure at the magazine, he has written fiction and humor pieces, book reviews, profiles, reporting pieces, and has served as the magazine’s art critic, its Paris correspondent, and its Critic At Large. His books, ranging from essay collections about Paris and food to children’s novels, include Paris to the Moon (2000), The King in the Window (2005), Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York (2006), Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life (2009), The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food (2011), and Winter: Five Windows on the Season (2011). He is the editor of the Library of America anthology Americans In Paris , and has written new introductions to translations of Balzac, Hugo, Maupassant and Camus. Gopnik has won the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism three times, and also the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. In 2013 he was made a Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He is an active lecturer, and delivered the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations Massey Lectures in 2011 He lives in New York with his wife Martha and their two children.
Funds raised for this event will provide essential resources for Mona Bismarck American Center programming.
Evening in partnership with :
Louis Roederer Champagne : www.louis-roederer.com
Balenciaga : www.balenciaga.com
La Compagnie : www.lacompagnie.com
French- American Foundation : www.french-american.org/en/