Lisa Moore (writer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Lisa Moore (born 28 March 1964) is an acclaimed Canadian writer and editor established in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.[1]

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Moore studied art first at College of the North Atlantic in her home province and then at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Although she had intended to follow a career in the visual arts, she now writes full-time.

Moore's work primarily takes place in Newfoundland. She has worked to promote different writers and places of the province by compiling local artist’s text and writing articles about Newfoundland communities. In her new book “The Democracy Cookbook” Moore writes a non-partisan approach to “stir up conversations around cabinet tables”.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Moore's first two books, Degrees of Nakedness (1995) and Open (2002), are short story collections. Open was a commercial and critical breakthrough, earning a nomination for the Giller Prize. Open was subsequently published as an unabridged audiobook. Her first novel, Alligator (2005), was also nominated for the Giller Prize. It won the 2006 Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book Award, Caribbean and Canada Region, and was longlisted for the 2007 International Dublin Literary Award.

Moore was one of 13 novelists on the long list for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for February, a prize worth approximately $80,000.[2] In an interview with CBC Radio, Moore said she was "completely overwhelmed with happiness" when she heard the news while staying in a remote cabin with her husband.

On February 15, 2013, February won Canada Reads 2013: Turf Wars.



  • Caught (2014)
  • Alligator (2005)
  • February (2009)
  • Flannery (2016)

Short stories

  • Open (2002)
  • Degrees of nakedness (1995)
  • The Selected Short Fiction of Lisa Moore (2012)

Book Chapters

  • Extremities Fiction from the burning rock (1994), Fiction, [pgs 3-20]

Exhibition Catalogues

  • Thaddeus Holownia: The Terra Nova Suite (2006) [pg 9-18]

Edited books

  • The Body Reader, Essential Social And Cultural Readings (2010)
  • Contemporary Canadian Women’s Short Stories (2006), Short Stories
  • Racket New Writing Made in Newfoundland (2015), Short story fiction,
  • Great Expectations, Twenty-Four True Stories about Childbirth (2008)
  • The Democracy Cookbook (2007)


  • Enter the Fog (2016)
  • The Autonomy of Pleasure: Libertines, and Sexual Revolution (2016)
  • Something More Tender Still Than Friendship: Romantic Friendship in Early-
  • Nineteenth-Century England (1992)
  • Queer Gardens: Mary Delany’s Flowers and Friendships (2005)
  • Rock Haven (2011)
  • A Labour of Love (2014)
  • Caught (2014)
  • Cities and the Art of Narrative (?)
  • People News Paper, Interview (Monday, December 2, 2013)

Reviewed Articles

  • Exhibition Reviews, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2010)


  1. ^ "Lisa Moore". The Canadian Encyclopedia, April 10, 2008.
  2. ^ "Lisa Moore nominated for Man Booker Prize". CBC News. July 27, 2010. Retrieved June 24, 2018. 

External links[edit]