Vanderbilt Professor Lorrie Moore Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Lorrie Moore, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, has received the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for her novel I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home (Alfred A. Knopf, 2023).

Prior to joining the Vanderbilt University faculty in 2013, Moore was the Delmore Schwartz Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, where she served for three decades. She previously taught at Cornell University, the University of Michigan, Princeton University, and New York University.

With a writing career spanning four decades, Moore has authored numerous short stories, novels, essays, and works of non-fiction. In addition to her most recent award-winning book, Moore’s three other novels are Anagrams (Alfred A. Knopf, 1986), Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? (Alfred A. Knopf, 1994), and A Gate at the Stairs (Alfrd A. Knopf, 2009). Her many publications have earned her various awards including the O. Henry Award, the International Fiction Prize from The Irish Times, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the PEN/Malamud Award for short fiction, and the Finn Zinklar Award for the Short Story.

Moore completed her undergraduate education at St. Lawrence University in New York. She holds a master of fine arts degree from Cornell University.

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