T Cooper

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Office: N404-C Callaway. Fall 2018 hours: By appointment

Phone: 404-727-7987

Fax: 404-727-4672

Email: t.cooper@emory.edu

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T Cooper is a novelist, filmmaker, journalist and television writer. He is the author of seven novels, including the best-selling Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes and The Beaufort Diaries. His most recent non-fiction book is Real Man Adventures and he is co-author, with Allison Glock-Cooper, of the four-part Young Adult novel series Changers, which they are currently adapting for television for A+E Studios.

Cooper directed, produced, filmed and co-wrote the feature documentary Man Made, recipient of a Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program grant. Man Made won the Best Documentary Jury Prize at the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival, and the Audience Award for Best Documentary and Fox Inclusion Award at Outfest LA 2018.

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). His television writing credits include: The Get Down (Netflix), and Copper (BBC America), as well as original commissioned scripts for Showtime and Lionsgate TV. His shorter writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, The Believer, Esquire, One Story, Bomb, The Guardian, The Brooklyn Review, The Portland Review, Poets & Writers, O: The Oprah Magazine, and several others, including on Public Radio International.

Cooper earned an MFA from Columbia University (Writing), 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 Adventures

Real Man Adventures

The Beaufort Diaries

The Beaufort Diaries

Lipshitz or Two Angry Blondes

Lipshitz or Two Angry Blondes

A Fictional History of the United StatesA Fictional History of the United States

Some of the Parts

Some of the Parts


Changers: Book One


Changers: Book Two


Changers: Book Three


Changers: Book Four


Man Made

 Man Made (documentary feature)