Brian Moore Biography (1921-1999)

Born August 25, 1921, in Belfast, Northern Ireland; died of pulmonary fibrosis, January 11, 1999, in Malibu, CA; immigrated to Canada, 1948; son of JamesBrian (a surgeon) and Eileen (McFadden) Moore; married Jacqueline Scully, 1951, (divorced); married Jean Denney, October, 1967; children: (first marriage)Michael. Religion: Reared in a strict Catholic environment, Moore became agnostic, although his writings frequently involve Catholicism and moraldilemmas. Career: Writer. Military service: Served with BritishMinistry of War Transport in North Africa, Italy, and France during World War II. Member: Royal Society of Literature, fellow. Awards, Honors: Author's Club First Novel Award, 1956; Quebec Literary Prize, 1958; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1959; Governor General's Award for Fiction, 1960, for The Luck of Ginger Coffey; U.S. National Institute of Arts and Letters fiction grant, 1961; Canada Council Fellowship for Travel in Europe, 1962and 1976; W.H. Smith Prize, 1972, for Catholics; Governor General's Award for Fiction and James Tait Black Memorial Award, both 1975, for The Great Victorian Collection; Booker shortlist for The Doctor's Wife, 1976; Neill Gunn International Fellowship, Scottish Arts Council, 1983; "ten best books of 1983" citation, Newsweek magazine, 1983, for Cold Heaven; Heinemann Award, Royal Society of Literature, 1986, and Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best screenplay, original or adapted, 1992, both for Black Robe; Booker Prize shortlist citation, 1987, and Sunday Express Book of the Year Prize, 1988, both for The Color of Blood; Honorary Literature Degree, Queens University, Belfast, Ireland, 1989;Booker shortlist for Lies of Silence, 1990; Honorary Literature Degree, National University of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 1991; Lifetime AchievementAward, Los Angeles Times, 1994.

Birth Details
August 25, 1921
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Death Details
January 11, 1999
Malibu, California, United States

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