New Yorker writer in Westport: Focus on Food & France
Published 3:19 pm, Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Westport Public Library will host an interview of author, essayist, commentator and New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik by Westport author and Francophile Mary-Lou Weisman on Sunday, March 4. The interview will take place 2 p.m. in the library's McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.
Weisman will ask Gopnik about his new book, "The Table Comes First: France, Family, and the Meaning of Food."
Gopnik was the library's 2009 Booked for the evening honoree. He is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker, to which he has contributed non-fiction, fiction, memoir, and criticism, according to a library news release. He is the author of seven books, including "Paris to the Moon," an account of the five years he spent in Paris with his family. He has been honored with three National Magazine Awards for essays and criticism and a George Polk Award for magazine reporting.
The event is free and open to the public and books will be available for purchase and signing. For information, phone 203-291-4800 or check www.westportlibrary.org.