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Encyclopedia > Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore is a novelist and writer of short stories.

She has taught Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin.

Her novels are Anagrams and Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? Anagrams was optioned by Madonna for a film but was never made.

Her short story collections are Like Life, Self Help, and Birds of America. One of her short stories, "You're Ugly, Too," was included in The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. Another, from Birds in America, entitled "People like that are the Only People Here" was included in the 1998 edition of the Best American Short Stories collection, which featured Lake Wobegon author Garrison Keillor as its annual guest editor.

She has written a children's book entitled The Forgotten Helper. It concerns an elf whom Santa mistakenly leaves behind at the home of the worst child on his "good" list. The elf must help the child be good for the coming year so Santa will return next Christmas.

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Lorrie Moore's Art More Than Life : UVM The View (855 words)
Moore writes fluidly and, seemingly, personally — many of her readers, for example, apparently know that she dropped and killed a baby at a picnic (an episode from a story Moore said she couldn't write now that she is a mother) and endured dozens of doomed and bizarre love affairs.
Moore is an English professor at the University of Wisconsin and she has a young son.
Moore made light of the unfinished book (with six books published before she turned 40, she's not exactly a slacker), comparing her plight favorably with that of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, but during one exchange, she put her plight into a larger and sadder context.
Lorrie Moore (1361 words)
He also tells about the feelings Moore has in the stories and how her skill as a writer is "wise and beguiling work" (3).
Milvy tells you some issues from Moore's earlier work in the beginning of the article about her characters and how they are different from her new work.
She stated that, "Lorrie Moore is an entertaining, imaginative writer who probes universal preoccupations with insight, humor and inestimable wit." This is the best description of Lorrie Moore's writing in my research.
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