As are we all.
Cooper has written novels. The first, Amnesia, was a national bestseller. It was shortlisted for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and longlisted for the Commonwealth Prize.
Cooper lives in Oaxaca, but collaborates regularly with artists and architects around the world: most recently on a video installation with Diller Scofidio + Renfro at the Venice Biennale.
For five years he was a Contributing Editor at New York Magazine, where he wrote and photographed the travel features. This was before he learned of his own mortality. Now he guest-blogs for Death.
Cooper’s work has appeared in unlikely places: Food & Wine, Wired, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and others. These essays and musings, when they are not hackwork, have won numerous awards, including the Lowell Thomas Gold Medal, America’s most prestigious award for travel writing.
Despite being a Canadian living in Mexico, you can find him in The Best American Travel Writing (ed. Pico Iyer).