Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore, after serving for almost three decades as the Delmore Schwartz Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Moore has received numerous grants and awards, from among others: the Lannan Foundation, the National Books Critics Circle, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her most recent novel, A Gate at the Stairs, was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize.

Books by Lorrie Moore

See What Can Be Done

Published: June 2018

The first collected edition of over three decades of exquisite criticism - of art, television, film, and literature - by one of America's most beloved writers.

Self-Help

Published: May 2015

Experience the wonder of the written word from some of the greatest writers of the modern age, with Faber Modern Classics.

Bark

Published: March 2015

A literary moment and celebration - a new collection by one of America's most beloved and admired short story writers; her first in fifteen years, since Birds of America.

Bark

Published: March 2014

A literary moment and celebration - a new collection by one of America's most beloved and admired short story writers; her first in fifteen years, since Birds of America

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?

Published: November 2010

The brilliantly funny and sharply observant novel from one of the most acclaimed American writers of her generation.

Anagrams

Published: June 2010

In Anagrams, Lorrie Moore deftly weaves a complex plot with sensitivity and razor-sharp wit.

Like Life

Published: June 2010

In this brilliant collection of stories Lorrie Moore addresses herself to a contemporary emotional dilemma - the widening gulf between men and women, and the simultaneous yearning for and fear of closeness.

Self-Help

Published: June 2010

This absorbing, ironic, bitter-sweet collection of nine stories marked Lorrie Moore's talented debut. Sharp, cruel and funny, the stories are presented as a highly idiosyncratic guide to female existence: 'How to be an Other Woman', 'How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)', 'How to Become a Writer', 'The Kid's Guide to Divorce'.

Birds of America

Published: June 2010

Birds of America by the hugely talented Lorrie Moore is perhaps her most stunning collection of short stories yet, exploring the personal and the universal, the idiosyncratic and the mundane.

A Gate at the Stairs

Published: April 2010

Lorrie Moore turns her eye on the anxiety and disconnection of modern America.

The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore

Published: June 2009

A wonderful collection from one of the most acclaimed and influential writers of her generation.

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