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Lorrie Moore

Biography

Lorrie Moore was born Marie Lorena Moore in 1957 in Glen Falls, New York. Her father was an insurance executive and her mother a nurse. She went to St. Lawrence University, majoring in English. She worked as a paralegal, before getting an MFA from Cornell University, where Alison Lurie helped her get her first stories published. These first stories received a positive critical response. She then got a position as assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin and has remained there since then, where she is now a full professor. She has continued to publish witty stories and novels about what she calls non-winners.

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How to Become a Writer (article by Moore)
Last Year’s Role Model (article by Moore on Hillary Clinton)
The Real Mick Jagger of Politics (article by Moore on Hillary Clinton)
You Oughtta Be in Pictures (article by Moore on five novels that made good films)
Foe (story by Moore)
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Bibliography

1985 Self-Help (stories)
1986 Anagrams (novel)
1987 The Forgotten Helper (children’s)
1990 Like Life (stories)
1994 Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? (novel)
1998 Birds of America (stories)
2008 The Collected Stories (stories)
2009 A Gate at the Stairs (novel)
2014 Bark (stories)
2018 See What Can Be Done : Essays, Criticism, & Commentary