Adam Gopnik has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1986. His many books include A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism. He is a three time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays & Criticism, and in 2021 was made a chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur by the French Republic.
Books by Adam Gopnik
Interviews with Adam Gopnik
Every year, the judges of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay search out the best book of essays written in the past year and draw attention to the author’s entire body of work. Here, Adam Gopnik, writer, journalist and PEN essay prize judge, emphasizes the role of the essay in bearing witness and explains why the five collections that reached the 2021 shortlist are, in their different ways, so important.
What makes a great essayist? Who had it, who didn’t? And whose work left the biggest mark on the New Yorker? Longtime writer for the magazine, Adam Gopnik, picks out five masters of the craft
Interviews where books by Adam Gopnik were recommended
The Sleeve Should Be Illegal: & Other Reflections on Art at the Frick
by Adam Gopnik, Ian Wardropper & Michaelyn Mitchell
The Mirror and the Palette: Rebellion, Revolution, and Resilience: Five Hundred Years of Women's Self Portraits
by Jennifer Higgie
Non-Extractive Architecture: On Designing Without Depletion
by Space Caviar
What Artists Wear
by Charlie Porter
Masterworks of Modern Photography 1900–1940: The Thomas Walther Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York
by Sarah Hermanson Meister
Which art, architecture, design and photography books have we added to our library in 2021? Romas Viesulas, art & architecture editor at Five Books, takes us through his personal choice of beautiful reference books to add visual and conceptual interest to any well-appointed bookshelf.