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T Cooper


T Cooper was born and raised in Los Angeles, attended Middlebury College in Vermont, and then taught high school in New Orleans before settling in New York City in 1996. He earned an MFA from Columbia University, and in addition to his books, Coopers work has appeared in a variety of publications and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, The Believer, One Story, Bomb, Electric Literature, The Brooklyn Review, The Portland Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, Poets & Writers, Document, and many others. His short story Swimming (The New Yorker), was one of 100 Distinguished Stories in The Best American Short Stories 2008 (ed. Salman Rushdie).

Cooper has been awarded residencies to The MacDowell Colony, Ledig House International, and The Millay Colony (where he was The New York Times Foundation Fellow). He has been a visiting professor of Creative Writing at Middlebury College and Emory University.  Cooper enjoys vintage airplanes, M*A*S*H, the great outdoors, espresso, world peace, and anything to do with pit bull advocacy. He lives with his wife and children in Atlanta and New York City.

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