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Koehler Books Author Michael Cooper Wins Two Chanticleer International Book Awards

Micheal Cooper’s Wages of Empire won First Place in the Hemingway Division (20th Century Wartime Fiction) and won the Grand Prize in the Young Adult Fiction Division. 


Michael Cooper writes historical fiction set in the Middle East; Foxes in the Vineyard, set in 1948 Jerusalem won the 2011 Indie Publishing Contest grand prize and The Rabbi’s Knight, set in the Holy Land in 1290 was a finalist for the 2014 Chaucer Award for historical fiction. Coming in December of 2023, Wages of Empire set at the start of WW1 won the CIBA 2022 Hemingway first prize for wartime historical fiction and the grand prize for young adult fiction.
A native of Berkeley, California, Cooper emigrated to Israel in 1966, studying and working there for the next decade; he lived in Jerusalem during the last year the city was divided between Israel and Jordan and graduated from Tel Aviv University Medical School. Now a pediatric cardiologist in Northern California, he travels to the region twice a year on volunteer missions for Palestinian children who lack access to care. http://michaeljcooper.net/
Michael Cooper’s Wages of Empire launches DECEMBER 2023.