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Jeffrey Moore

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Relatively few Canadian writers ever win the significant international awards, but Montreal’s Jeffrey Moore managed just that back in 2000 with his first novel, Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain.  A searing satire of academia first published by a Saskatchewan small press, Moore’s debut won both the regional and then international Commonwealth Prize and launched his literary career.  In 2004, he published his second novel, The Memory Artists, a novel that went on to win the Canadian Authors’ Association Award for Fiction. Both books have been optioned for film and published in some 20 countries. His third novel, The Extinction Club, was released in Canada and the U.K. in April 2010. Moore was long steeped in academia; when not writing novels, he taught translation at all four Montreal universities. Alongside his academic work, he is also an esteemed translator for numerous cultural organizations both in Quebec and abroad. (DN)