Diane Cook

Diane Cook is a literary fiction author from Oakland, California best known for her debut collection of short fiction “Man v, Nature.” Her debut collection was the finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Believer Book Award, and the Guardian First Book Award. Cook’s work has been published in “Granta,” “Tin House” and “Harper’s” while her stories have been included in several short story collections that included “The O. Henry Prize Stories” and the “Best American Short Stories” among many others.

Diane attended Columbia University for her MFA in creative writing where she was also a Teaching Fellow. Diane has also written nonfiction articles for “This American Life” and “The New York Times Magazine.” In 2016, Diane Cook was honored with a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Among her biggest influences are John McPhee for his excellent reporting and writing, Rebecca Curtis for her exciting writing, and Aimee Bender who inspired the direction of her writing.

Books in order of publication:


Man V. Nature(2014)

Standalone Novels

The New Wilderness(2020)
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