An Encounter With Dominic Cooper

Dominic Cooper is one of the UK’s best and under-acknowledged writers of fiction and landscape. I chanced across his work only a few months ago after seeing a recommendation from writer and psychedelicist Andy Roberts in an online folk horror group. I promptly read all of Cooper’s work and couldn’t recommend his four novels, including The Dead Of Winter and Sunrise, enough.

I recently tracked down this most reclusive of writers to his remote, hand-built house in Western Scotland for this piece I have written for New Statesman. He is a true gentleman and pure poet.

As result of the piece, Cooper has also published his first new work in thirty years. His new story ‘Matthew Bowyer’ can be read here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s