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T CooperAssistant Professor of English and Creative Writing


T Cooper is a novelist, filmmaker, journalist, and television writer. He is the author of nine books, including the best-selling novels Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes (Dutton/Plume) and The Beaufort Diaries (Melville House). His most recent non-fiction book is Real Man Adventures (McSweeney's), and he is co-author, with Allison Glock-Cooper, of the four-part Young Adult novel series Changers (Akashic), which they are currently adapting for television (A+E Studios).

Cooper directed, produced, filmed, and co-wrote the feature documentary Man Made, recipient of a Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program grant/fellowship, and winner of the Fox Inclusion Award. Man Made won the Best Documentary Jury Prize at the 2018 Atlanta International Film Festival, and the Audience Awards for Best Documentary at Outfest LA, NewFest NYC and several other U.S. and international film festivals in 2018-2019. Cooper also adapted and produced an animated short called The Beaufort Diaries, based on his own graphic novella of the same name; the film appeared at a variety of festivals both national and international, including Tribeca and South By Southwest (2011).

Cooper's television writing credits include The Get Down (Netflix), Copper (BBC America), and he is currently a Consulting Producer and Writer for The Blacklist (NBC). He has also written original commissioned scripts for Showtime, Lionsgate TV, and YouTube TV.

His shorter non-theatrical writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including The New YorkerThe New York TimesThe New York Times MagazineMother JonesThe BelieverEsquireOne StoryBombThe GuardianThe Brooklyn ReviewThe Portland ReviewPoets & WritersO: The Oprah Magazine, and several others, including on Public Radio International.

Cooper earned an MFA from Columbia University (Fiction), and a BA from Middlebury College (English). He has been awarded residencies to The MacDowell Colony, Ledig House International, and The Millay Colony, where he was The New York Times Foundation Fellow.


Real Man AdventuresThe Beaufort DiariesLipshitz or Two Angry BlondesA Fictional History of the United StatesSome of the PartsChangers: Book OneChangers: Book TwoChangers: Book ThreeChangers: Book Four


 Man Made (documentary feature)