Intending to be a visual artist, Moore earned a BA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Returning to St. John’s, she studied at Memorial University and began writing fiction. This career change has resulted in three Giller Prize for fiction nominations, a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and a Canadian Authors Association Jubilee Award.
Moore’s second novel, “February”, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The novel focuses on Helen in the decades after her husband drowned in the Ocean Ranger oilrig disaster off the Newfoundland coast.
“Caught”, Moore’s latest novel, is the story of David Slaney, a Newfoundlander and escaped convict who makes a second attempt at smuggling marijuana from Colombia to Canada.
Moore will be reading at 7:30 p.m. in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, SDU main building. A reception and book signing will follow her reading. Admission is free.