Douglas Anthony Cooper's first novel, Amnesia, was longlisted for the Commonwealth Prize, and shortlisted for the WH Smith First Novel Award. His YA novel, Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help, was on the Financial Times Bestseller List in the UK, and was awarded "Book of the Year" by Lovereading 4 Kids.
Recently, Cooper partnered with illustrator Dula Yavne to publish GALUNKER, a children’s book about a ridiculous, lovable pit bull, aimed at correcting misconceptions and teaching children how to be safe around dogs, regardless of breed. It was one of the most successful kids’ publishing projects in Kickstarter history, raising $62,000.
For five years Cooper was a Contributing Editor at New York Magazine, where he wrote and photographed the travel features. His essays and photos have appeared in Rolling Stone, Food & Wine, Travel+Leisure and The New York Times. In 2012, his exposé of PETA's shelter killing was a finalist for COPA (The Canadian Online Publishing Awards). He won the Lowell Thomas Gold Medal, America's most prestigious travel writing award, and has been collected in Best American Travel Writing.
Cooper's collected work can be found at DYSMEDIA. He lives in Sicily, but has collaborated with artists and architects around the world, on projects including video installations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro at the Venice Biennale, the Barbican, and the Whitney Museum.
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