Lorrie Moore


Born
in Glens Falls, New York, The United States
January 13, 1957

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Lorrie Moore was born in Glens Falls, New York in 1957. She attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where she tutored on an Indian reservation, and was editor of the university literary magazine and, at age 19, won Seventeen Magazine’s Fiction Contest. After graduating summa cum laude, she worked in New York for two years before going on to received a Masters in Fine Arts from Cornell University.

Over the course of the last two decades Lorrie Moore has earned a place among the finest writers in this country by exploring the lives of modern women and men, many of them in the Midwest, as they confront the often absurd indignities of ordinary life, most particularly the quest for love and companionship. Her short stories have char
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“A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.”
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“This is what happened in love. One of you cried a lot and then both of you grew sarcastic.”
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