Adam Gopnik, New Yorker staff writer, has been contributing to the magazine since 1986. During his tenure at the magazine, he has written fiction, humor, book reviews, and profiles, and reported pieces from abroad. In the past five years, Gopnik has engaged in many musical projects, working both as a lyricist and librettist. With the composer David Shire he has written both book and lyrics for the musical comedy Table, to be produced in 2016 by the Long Wharf Theatre under the direction of Gordon Edelstein. He wrote the libretto for Nico Muhly’s oratorio Sentences, which premiered in London at the Barbican in June of 2015. Other projects include collaborating on a one-woman show for the soprano Melissa Errico, Sing the Silence, which debuted in November of 2015 at the Public Theater in New York, and co-writing new songs with David Shire, Scott Frankel, and Peter Mills. Future projects include a new musical with Scott Frankel.