T COOPER is the author of three novels, including The Beaufort Diaries and Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes. He is also editor of an anthology of original stories entitled A Fictional History of the United States With Huge Chunks Missing. His most recent book, Real Man Adventures, has just been published (by McSweeney’s Books). T Cooper was born and raised in Los Angeles, attended Middlebury College in Vermont, and then taught high school in New Orleans before settling in 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, Electric Literature, and some others. His short story “Swimming” was one of “100 Distinguished Stories” in The Best American Short Stories 2008 (ed. Salman Rushdie).