New York, NY – T’s second (and most recent) novel, Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes (Dutton hardcover 2006; Plume/Penguin paperback 2007), was a four-time Los Angeles Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, and was also chosen as a \”Best Book of the Year\” by The Austin Chronicle and The Believer magazine. It was a nominee for a 2006 Edward Lewis Wallant Award and the pick of the 2006 Houston Jewish Arts Festival, as well as selected for the Borders \”Original Voices\” program. Cooper’s first novel, Some of the Parts (Akashic Books 2002), was a selection of the Barnes & Noble \”Discover Great New Writers\” program, as well as a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. It was translated into Italian and Turkish editions. Cooper is also the editor of a politically-minded anthology of original stories entitled A Fictional History of the United States with Huge Chunks Missing (Akashic Books 2006), chosen as a best book of summer \’06 by The Los Angeles Times and The Village Voice.
Cooper has been awarded residencies at The MacDowell Colony (2003 & 2004) and Ledig House International (2007). Short fiction and non-fiction writing has appeared in a variety of publications, most recently including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Style Magazine, The Believer, Poets & Writers, Punk Planet, and Out magazine, in addition to various literary magazines and anthologies. Cooper holds an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Columbia University (2000), and a B.A. in English literature from Middlebury College (1994).