Bernard Cooper has written two collections of memoirs, Maps to Anywhere
and Truth Serum, as well as a novel, A Year of Rhymes, and a collection
of short stories, Guess Again. His work has appeared in Story, Ploughshares,
Harper’s, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, and in
anthologies such as The Best American Essays and The Oxford Book of
Literature on Aging and the Library of America’s Writing Los Angeles.
He is the author of The Bill From My Father: A Memoir (February 2006),
which is being made into a Warner Brothers film by director Dean Parisot.
He has won numerous awards and prizes, among them the PEN/Ernest Hemingway
Award, an O. Henry Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship
from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been read on
This American Life and Selected Shorts from Symphonyspace. Bernard Cooper
has taught at Antioch/Los Angeles and at the UCLA Writer’s Program
and is currently the art critic for Los Angeles Magazine.