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Becky Cooper

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Becky Cooper is a former New Yorker writer, assistant to David Remnick, Adam Gopnik and D.T. Max, producer for the New Yorker Radio Hour. Currently, she is artist-in-residence at Harvard University, as well as Senior Fellow at Brandeis’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Reporting. Her undergraduate thesis, a literary biography of David Foster Wallace, won Harvard’s Hoopes Prize, the highest undergraduate award for research and writing. In 2013, she published Mapping Manhattan: A Love and Sometimes Hate Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers (Abrams), which is currently in its fifth printing.

Books by Becky Cooper

We Keep the Dead Close

A literary true-crime book about the 1969 case involving Jane Britton, an ambitious 23-year-old graduate student in Harvard's Archaeology Department, who was found bludgeoned to death in her Harvard University apartment.

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