Bernard Cooper’s most recent book is The Bill From My Father (Simon & Schuster). He is also the author of Maps To Anywhere, (University of Georgia Press), A Year of Rhymes (Viking), Truth Serum (Houghton Mifflin), and a collection of short stories, Guess Again (Simon & Schuster). His book My Avant-Gard Education is forthcoming from Norton. Cooper is the recipient of the 1991 PEN/USA Ernest Hemingway Award, a 1995 O. Henry Prize, a 1999 Guggenheim grant, and a 2004 National Endowment of the Arts fellowship in literature. His work has appeared in several anthologies, including The Best American Essays of 1988, 1995, and 1997, 2002, and 2008., and in magazines including, Harper's Magazine, The Paris Review, Story, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine.