Marshall Moore

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For the Washington Territory governor, see Marshall F. Moore.
Marshall Moore
Born (1970-06-29) 29 June 1970 (age 44)
North Carolina
Occupation Writer, Editor
Nationality American
Period 1990s-present

Marshall Moore (born in June 1970), in Havelock, North Carolina, is an American author living in Hong Kong. He attended the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) and went on to obtain a BA in psychology from East Carolina University and an MA in applied linguistics from the University of New England. As of April 2014, he is a PhD candidate at Aberystwyth University in Wales. He has also studied at Gallaudet University. He has lived in Washington DC, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, and Seoul. Fluent in American Sign Language, he worked for many years as an interpreter before moving abroad.

As of September 2014, five of his books have been published:

  • The Concrete Sky (Haworth Press, 2003), a novel;
  • Black Shapes in a Darkened Room (Suspect Thoughts Press, 2004), a short fiction collection;
  • An Ideal for Living (Lethe Press, 2010), a novel;
  • The Infernal Republic (Signal 8 Press, 2012), a short fiction collection;
  • Bitter Orange (Signal 8 Press, 2013), a novel.

Two more are forthcoming: Murder in the Cabaret Sauvignon, a novel; and A Garden Fed by Lightning, a short fiction collection.

Moore has also published two chapbooks as e-books:

  • Il look del diavolo (Signal 8 Press, 2011);
  • Never Turn Away (Signal 8 Press, 2013).

With Xu Xi, Moore is the co-editor of The Queen of Statue Square: New Short Fiction from Hong Kong (Critical, Cultural & Communications Press, 2014), an anthology of short stories from Hong Kong authors.

In addition to these books, Moore has published dozens of short stories, book reviews, and essays. His short fiction has appeared in various anthologies and in such literary journals as Asia Literary Review, Word Riot, Thieves Jargon, Space & Time, and The Barcelona Review.

His short story "The Infinite Monkey Theorem" was a runner-up in the 2006 storySouth Million Writers Award, taking third place.

His work has been translated into Greek and Italian.

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