After working in London for a few years Dominic Cooper moved first to Iceland and then to Sweden.  From there he went to the Isle of Mull on the West Coast of Scotland—and it was here that, drawing inspiration from the landscape, he wrote his first novel, The Dead of Winter, which went on to win him the Somerset Maugham Award.  From Mull he moved to Edinburgh where he undertook a training in horology.  Meanwhile his second novel, Sunrise, appeared a couple of years later, after which he published Men at Axlir and The Horn Fellow.   It was at around the time of the latter that he returned to the West Coast of Scotland where he has lived ever since, working as a restorer of clocks and watches.

MEN AT AXLIR

Dominic Cooper has us in his thrall...a powerful talent.

Daily Telegraph

2016-11-22T17:11:31+00:00

Daily Telegraph

Dominic Cooper has us in his thrall...a powerful talent.

THE HORN FELLOW

Cooper’s dynamic and luminous use of language....


Times Literary Supplement

2016-11-22T17:07:23+00:00

Times Literary Supplement

Cooper’s dynamic and luminous use of language....

THE HORN FELLOW

Mr Cooper is an original and the power of his imagination owes nothing to anybody else.

Bath & West Evening Chronicle

2016-11-17T23:02:22+00:00

Bath & West Evening Chronicle

Mr Cooper is an original and the power of his imagination owes nothing to anybody else.

THE HORN FELLOW

...powerful and haunting....

Fiction Magazine

2016-11-22T17:06:34+00:00

Fiction Magazine

...powerful and haunting....

MEN AT AXLIR

His tragic tale is deeply compelling.

Sunday Telegraph

2016-11-22T17:10:39+00:00

Sunday Telegraph

His tragic tale is deeply compelling.

THE DEAD OF WINTER

That it’s possible to be completely original within the confines of formal fiction is demonstrated with great force by Dominic Cooper’s outstanding first novel.

Sunday Times

2016-11-22T17:03:09+00:00

Sunday Times

That it’s possible to be completely original within the confines of formal fiction is demonstrated with great force by Dominic Cooper’s outstanding first novel.

SUNRISE

Yielding man and unyielding nature are compellingly done.

New Statesman

2016-11-17T22:57:52+00:00

New Statesman

Yielding man and unyielding nature are compellingly done.

MEN AT AXLIR

With this gripping, yet sensitive and evocative novel, Mr Cooper may fairly be said to have arrived.... Fair to say that its steely elegance recalls the great master of this sort of writing, Stevenson himself.

Scotsman

2016-11-22T17:09:20+00:00

Scotsman

With this gripping, yet sensitive and evocative novel, Mr Cooper may fairly be said to have arrived.... Fair to say that its steely elegance recalls the great master of this sort of writing, Stevenson himself.