Christopher Moore (author)
Moore signing a copy of Bite Me at Politics & Prose in Washington, 2010
January 1, 1957 |
Toledo, Ohio, United States
|Genre||Humor, fantasy, horror, absurdist fiction, comic fantasy, mystery fiction, adventure fiction|
Christopher Moore (born January 1, 1957) is an American writer of comic fantasy. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. 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 and his father brought him plenty of books from the library every week. He started writing around the age of twelve and realized that this was his talent by the time he was 16, and he began to consider making it his career.
Moore's novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circumstances. With the possible exceptions of Fool, The Serpent of Venice, and Sacré Bleu, all his books take place in the same universe and some characters recur 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."
Moore has named Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, John Steinbeck, Tom Robbins, Richard Brautigan, Robert Bloch, Richard Matheson, Jules Verne, Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe and Ian Fleming as key influences on his writing.
- Practical Demonkeeping (1992)
- Coyote Blue (1994)
- Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story (1995)
- Island of the Sequined Love Nun (1997)
- The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (1999)
- Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (2002) William Morrow ISBN 0-380-81381-5
- Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings (2003) William Morrow ISBN 0-380-97841-5
- The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror (2004) William Morrow ISBN 0-06-084235-0
- The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, v. 2.0 (2005) – contains the same text as the above, with an additional 35-page short story at the end
- A Dirty Job (2006) William Morrow ISBN 0-06-059027-0
- You Suck: A Love Story (2007) William Morrow ISBN 0-06-059029-7
- Fool (2009) William Morrow ISBN 0-06-059031-9
- Bite Me: A Love Story (2010) William Morrow ISBN 978-0-06-177972-5
- Sacré Bleu (2012) William Morrow ISBN 978-0-06-177974-9
- The Serpent of Venice (2014) William Morrow ISBN 978-0-06-177976-3
- Secondhand Souls (2015) HarperCollins Publishers ISBN 978-0-06-177978-7
- Noir (2018). New York: William Morrow ISBN 978-0-06-243397-8
- "Our Lady of the Fishnet Stockings" (1987)
- "Cat's Karma" (1987)
- 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
- Christopher Moore at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB). Retrieved 2014-02-13.; Link dead 2016-1-7
- Moore, Christopher (July 1996). "Christopher Moore: Cambria Author". Cambria Office of Tourism. Archived 2005-02-27. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- "Christopher Moore - Book Series In Order". Book Series in Order. 2015-07-11. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
-  Archived March 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
-  Archived February 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- "PopCultureZoo: Exclusive Interview With Christopher Moore – Christopher Moore". www.chrismoore.com. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
- "Frequently Asked Questions – Christopher Moore". www.chrismoore.com. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
- "Satire, Horror, and Humor… Oh My! – Christopher Moore". www.chrismoore.com. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
- Moore, Christopher (1992). Practical Demonkeeping. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9781841494470.
- Moore, Christopher (1994). Coyote Blue. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-06-073543-0.
- Moore, Christopher (1995). Bloodsucking Friends: A Love Story. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-81097-2.
- Moore, Christopher (1997). Island of the Sequined Love Nun. Avon. ISBN 0-06-073544-9.
- Moore, Christopher (1999). The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove. Spike/Avon. ISBN 0-06-059027-0.
- "Christopher Moore - The Serpent of Venice cover art and synopsis". Upcoming4.me. 2013-09-26. Archived from the original on 2013-09-28. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
- "The WD Interview: Christopher Moore", Writer's Digest, June 2007, pp. 58–62.