Dean Bakopoulos

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Dean Bakopoulos is the author of the novels Please Don’t Come Back from the
Moon (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), My American Unhappiness (Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt), and Summerlong (Ecco/HarperCollins). The winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship
and a NEA fellowships in both fiction and creative nonfiction, Bakopoulos is an associate
professor of cinema and head of screenwriting arts at University of Iowa. A WGA
screenwriter, he co-wrote the film adaptation of his first novel and is co-creator and
executive producer of the HBO MAX series Made for Love. Bakopoulos is currently
developing several original projects for television, including Goodwinter, which he co-
created with bestselling author Michael Perry and Grammy-winning musician Justin
Vernon, and The Off Weeks, a domestic noir to be directed by Michael Showalter.