T Cooper is the author of three novels: “The Beaufort Diaries,” “Lipshitz Six, Or Two Angry Blondes” and “Some of the Parts.” He is also editor of an anthology of original stories entitled “A Fictional History of the United States with Huge Chunks Missing.”T Cooper was born and raised in Los Angeles, attended Middlebury College in Vermont, and then taught high school in New Orleans before immigrating to New York City in 1996. He earned an MFA from Columbia University, and in addition to his novels, T’s work has appeared in a variety of publications and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Believer, One Story, and many others. His short story “Swimming” was one of “100 Distinguished Stories of 2007″ in “The Best American Short Stories 2008” (ed. Salman Rushdie).T 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 taught at places like the Writers Institute of Miami Dade College and The Bronx Academy of Letters, and most recently he was a visiting faculty member at Middlebury College.T has also adapted and produced a short film based on his graphic novel “The Beaufort Diaries.” The animated short directed by the book’s illustrator Alex Petrowsky, is making the film festival circuit in Spring 2011 (including Tribeca and South By Southwest).T lives in New York with his family.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on T Cooper and other top speakers and celebrities.