- Born: The United States.
- Description: Eleanor Cooney is the coauthor (with Daniel Altieri) of three novels set in 7th-century China: IRON EMPRESS (formerly DECEPTION)--A Novel of Murder and Madness in T'ang China; THE COURT OF THE LION: A Novel of the T'ang Dynasty; and SHORE OF PEARLS--A novel of Murder, Plague and the Prison Island of Hainan.
Her critically-acclaimed memoir DEATH IN SLOW MOTION, My Mother's Descent Into Alzheimer's (HarperCollins), was published in 2004 to rave reviews and was translated into four languages. She's recently completed a dark-but-funny literate thriller called THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, set in Wisconsin in the present and in the 1890s. In Oct. of 2019, her true-life memoir MIDNIGHT IN SAMARRA, The True Story of WMD, Greed, and High Crimes in Iraq was published by Skyhorse, NYC.
Her work has appeared in Harper's and Mother Jones magazines. She lives in Mendocino, California.
Daughter of Mary Durant