T Cooper (b. Malibu, California) is an American novelist. He is the author of three novels: The Beaufort Diaries (graphic novel: Melville House, 2010), Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes (Dutton/Penguin, 2006), and Some of the Parts (Akashic Books, 2002). Cooper is also co-editor of the anthology A Fictional History of the United States with Huge Chunks Missing (Akashic Books, 2006). His most recent book is Real Man Adventures (McSweeney's, 2012).
Cooper was born in Los Angeles, California, and earned an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in 1994. Cooper received an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University and has twice been a fellow of the MacDowell Colony. He has also attended Ledig House International and The Millay Colony, where he was The New York Times Foundation fellow for 2008. Cooper currently lives with his family, splitting time between Kingman, Arizona, and Berlin, Germany.
Since the publication of Lipshitz Six in 2006, Cooper has received significant positive critical attention, including a positive review in The New York Times Book Review and being placed on both Time Out New York magazine's list of "25 New Yorkers to Keep an Eye On in 2006" and Out magazine's "100 Men and Women Who Rocked 2006" list. The novel was also chosen as a Best Book of 2006 by The Believer and The Austin Chronicle.
Cooper's shorter writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including The New Yorker, One Story, The New York Times, The New York Times Style Magazine, The Believer, Poets & Writers, Electric Literature, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Brooklyn Review, Bomb, Portland Review, Document Journal, Columbia Journal, and several others.
- The Beaufort Diaries
- Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes
- A Fictional History of the United States with Huge Chunks Missing (editor)
- Some of the Parts
- Real Man Adventures
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