An American of Canadian origin, he has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. In 1995 he moved to Paris, where he began the Paris Diary section for the magazine and an adventure novel, The King in the window, which was published in 2005. Paris To the moon, a large collection of his accounts on the French capital, appeared in 2000. The book Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York (2006), is an anthology of essays on New York life. In 2009, on the occasion of the bicentenary of their birth, Gopnik wrote Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Lincoln, Darwin and Modern Life. His latest work, The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food, 2011, is a collection of essays on the history of food and our biological, cultural and religious relationship with food. Gopnik has won three times the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism, as well as the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting and the Canadian National Magazine Award Gold Medal for arts writing. Today he lives in New York with his family.