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Lorrie Moore

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Lorrie Moore (born Marie Lorena Moore) is an American fiction writer known mainly for her humorous and poignant short stories. Marie Lorena Moore was born in Glens Falls, New York, and nicknamed "Lorrie" by her parents. She attended St. Lawrence University. At 19, she won Seventeen magazine's fiction contest. After graduating from St. Lawrence, she moved to Manhattan and worked as a paralegal for two years. In 1980, Moore enrolled in Cornell University's M.F.A. program, where she was taught by Alison Lurie. Upon graduation from Cornell, Moore was encouraged by a teacher to contact agent Melanie Jackson. Jackson sold her collection, Self-Help, composed almost entirely of stories from her master's thesis, to Knopf in 1983.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Self-help (1985)
   Like Life (1990)
   Birds of America (1998)
   The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore (2008)
   Bark (2014)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Vissi d'Arte (2014)
   How To Become a Writer (2015)
   Real Estate (2016)
   Terrific Mother (2019)
Anthologies edited
Series contributed to
Non fiction show
Lorrie Moore recommends
Stories from the Tenants Downstairs (2022)
Sidik Fofana
"The book I've been waiting for . . . The author knows this community and its predicaments and has assembled a cast that will break your heart but also at times put your heart back together again. Mr. Fofana has an acute ear and a perfect eye, and he doesn't rush. This is important American art."
Rainbow Rainbow (2022)
Lydia Conklin
"Lydia Conklin writes with humor and tenderness about the way we love now. Rainbow Rainbow is an impressive and beautiful collection."
Cheat Day (2021)
Liv Stratman
"Liv Stratman writes with such clarity, intelligence, and zip that the Brooklyn debut novel is reborn."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Lorrie Moore
The Best Short Stories 2022 (2022)
(O. Henry Prize Stories)
edited by
Valeria Luiselli
Loss (2013)
Great Short Stories for Women by Women
edited by
Victoria Hislop

More anthologies 

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2010) : A Gate at the Stairs
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2010) : A Gate at the Stairs
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2010) : A Gate at the Stairs

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