Christopher Moore (author)

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Christopher Moore
ChristopherMoore at Politics+Prose 4-7-10 by Cy Guy.JPG
Moore signing a copy of Bite Me at Politics & Prose in Washington, 2010
Born (1957-01-01) 1 January 1957 (age 57)
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Genre Humor, fantasy, horror, absurdist fiction, comic fantasy, mystery fiction, adventure fiction
Website
chrismoore.com

Christopher Moore (born January 1, 1957)[1] is an American writer of comic fantasy. He was born in Toledo, Ohio.[1][2] He grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.

An only child, Moore learned to amuse himself with his imagination. He loved reading as a child, and his father brought him plenty of books back from the library every week. He started writing around the age of twelve, and realised that this was his talent by the time he was 16, and he began to consider making it his career.[3]

Moore's novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circumstances. With the possible exceptions of Fool, and Sacré Bleu, all his books take place in the same universe and characters appear interchangeably from novel to novel.

According to his interview in the June 2007 issue of Writer's Digest, the film rights to Moore's first novel, Practical Demonkeeping (1992), were purchased by Disney even before the book had a publisher. In answer to repeated questions from fans over the years, Moore stated that all of his books have been optioned or sold for films, but that as yet "none of them are in any danger of being made into a movie."[4] IMDB lists a film version of The Stupidest Angel was allegedly planned for an October 2013 release,[5] although the author denies this claim.[6]

As of June 2006, Moore has been living in San Francisco, after a few years on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

Novels[edit]

Short stories[edit]

  • "Our Lady of the Fishnet Stockings" (1987)
  • "Cat's Karma" (1987)

Other works[edit]

  • The Griff (2011, a graphic novel co-written with Ian Corson and illustrated by Jennyson Rosero, originally conceived in 2001 as a movie script) William Morrow ISBN 978-0-06-197752-7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Christopher Moore at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB). Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  2. ^ Moore, Christopher (July 1996). "Christopher Moore: Cambria Author". Cambria Office of Tourism. Archived 2005-02-27. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ "The Stupidest Angel". IMDB.com. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  6. ^ "Christopher Moore (TheAuthorGuy) on Twitter". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  7. ^ "Christopher Moore - The Serpent of Venice cover art and synopsis". Upcoming4.me. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  • "The WD Interview: Christopher Moore", Writer's Digest, June 2007, pp. 58–62.

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