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Brian Moore

Ireland (1921 - 1999)

aka Michael Bryan, Bernard Mara

Brian Moore was a novelist. His Christian name is pronounced in Irish (Bree-an). He was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1975 and the inaugural Sunday Express Book of the Year award in 1987, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times and also worked as a screenwriter. His distinctively simple, lucid style gives his works a highly powerful effect. He remains possibly the only novelist to encapsulate life in Northern Ireland in the post-war era, including his exploration of the intercommunal divisions of The Troubles. He also demonstrated an unusual male insight into female psychology, with women as the central narrative character in several of his books.
Anthologies containing stories by Brian Moore
Short stories
The Sight (1977)

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1975) : The Great Victorian Collection
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1976) : The Doctor's Wife
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1987) : The Colour of Blood
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1990) : Lies of Silence

Books about Brian Moore