Carolyn Cooke

Biography

Carolyn Cooke Photo Carolyn Cooke's novel, Daughters of the Revolution, was named among the Top Ten Books of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle and The New Yorker Magazine's 'Reviewers' Favorite' books of the year. Her collection of short stories, The Bostons, was named one of the best books of the year by The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, and was a winner of the PEN/Bingham Award for fiction and a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway. Her short stories have appeared in AGNI, Gargoyle, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and in two volumes each of Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Nation, Contemporary Literary Criticism and in New California Writing 2011. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council, she directs the MFA programs at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

Amor and Psycho, Cooke's new collection of short stories was short-listed for The Story Prize. It comes out in paperback from Vintage Books May 6th, 2014.