Nile Southern and Adam Cooper

Nile Southern is a writer and filmmaker whose book The Candy Men: The Rollicking Life and Times of the Notorious Novel CANDY was awarded Book of the Year for Creative Non-Fiction in Colorado. He has edited numerous books, including Yours in Haste and Adoration: Selected Letters of Terry Southern (with Brooke Allen), Now Dig This: The Unspeakable Writings of Terry Southern 1950-1995 (with Josh Alan Friedman), and The Hipsters (2021, Antibook). He has written for various magazines, including Stop Smiling, The National Herald, and Cineaste. He was an editor for Fiction Collective 2, and his work has appeared in O-Blek and Black Scat. His screen-based novella, The Anarchivists of Eco-Dub (1996), was the most downloaded e-book from Black Ice Books. He is currently working on a personal documentary film, Dad Strangelove, Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Terry Southern. Nile also manages the TS literary estate.

Adam Cooper was born in London, England in the 1960s. His early life was a crazy one, spent with his father, Michael Cooper, a very respected photographer of the cultural explosion in both London and the U.S. As a child, Adam spent time with the likes of the Stones and the Beatles until his father passed away in 1973.

When Adam was 16 years old, the phone rang. It was Sandy Lieberson, a close friend of the family and iconic producer, offering him the opportunity to work on the feature film he was producing. That was only the beginning. To date, Adam has worked on over 42 feature films, and thousands of commercials, documentaries, and music videos as Director of Photographer and Producer.

At 18 years old, Adam received his inheritance of his father’s estate including all of Michael’s original photographic negatives. Since then, Adam has represented his father’s work at the best photographic galleries across the globe, staged multiple exhibitions, and produced seven books about Michael’s work. His latest books include “Butterfly in the Park,” about Brian Jones, and “Chicago 1968.”

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