Malcolm Gladwell & Adam Gopnik

Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:30 pm
Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Special Events

The author of four books and numerous New Yorker articles, Malcolm Gladwell brings astute observations and graceful prose to contemporary issues of sociology, psychology and culture.  As a staff writer at the New Yorker, Gladwell has examined topics ranging from cultural behaviors and trends to business leaders and practices.  His books The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers all deal with human behavior and its cultural implications.  The best sellers showcase Gladwell’s knack for unearthing surprising truths beneath the surface of seemingly mundane topics.

Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. His background in Art History and broad and sophisticated perspective on culture make him a frequent and popular voice on many subjects.  He has written fiction and humor pieces, book reviews, profiles, reporting pieces, and more than a hundred stories for “The Talk of the Town” and “Comment.” His books, ranging from essay collections about Paris and food to children’s novels, include Paris to the Moon, Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life, and The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food, and Winter: Five Windows on the Season.