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Two writers reflect on the Paris attacks: Nancy Huston and Adam Gopnik

Two Canadian writers intimately connected to the city of Paris are both shaken, and angry - in very different and surprising ways.
A woman who works at one of the restaurants targeted in the attacks on Paris is comforted by friends. (Ellen Mauro/CBC)

Nancy Huston has deep roots in Paris, a city where she has lived for more than 35 years -- longer than anywhere else, including her hometown of Calgary. She is a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction, and has won many prestigious awards including Canada's Governor General's Award and the Prix Femina in France.   

Adam Gopnik has been a staff writer for The New Yorker for more than three decades. In 1995, the magazine dispatched him to Paris where he wrote a series of memorable essays about the city. They were collected in a best-selling book called Paris to the Moon


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