February 24: essayist & fiction writer Bernard Cooper
Winner of the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Award and the O.Henry Prize, Bernard
Cooper teaches at Antioch/Los Angeles and at the UCLA Writer's
Program. "Cooper is a master of the language of memory and truth," says
Amy Tan. He's published two memoirs, as well as the nove,l A YEAR OF
RHYMES. "TRUTH SERUM is one of the most beautiful and moviing memoirs
ever read;" wrote Tony Kushner, "it will become a classic of the form.
past is not only retrievable but brilliantly, lucidly, immediately
exquisitely details, full of mystery and meaning." Cooper's work has
appeared in HARPER'S, THE PARIS REVIEW, the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, and
anthologies such as BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, and THE OXFORD BOOK of
LITERATURE on AGING, among other places. He's currently working under
contract on a collection of short stories. Of Cooper, Phillip Lopate has
said, "When [an] author has this much intelligence, verbal dexterity,
warmth, and honesty, we can safely predict we will be reading him with
relish for years to come."
Books available by Bernard Cooper:
Maps to Anywhere
Truth Serum: Memoirs.
Best American Gay Fiction 2.
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