27 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada
Jeffrey Moore received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.
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Jeffrey Moore studied at the Sorbonne.
75 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
Jeffrey Moore received a Master of Arts from the University of Ottawa.
(Believing that his destiny is printed on a page randomly ...)
Believing that his destiny is printed on a page randomly torn from an encyclopedia twenty-two years earlier, Shakespeare university professor Jeremy Davenant finds his life descending into chaos after meeting the exotic Milena.
Jeffrey Moore received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts from the University of Ottawa. He also studied at the Sorbonne.
Canadian author and translator Jeffrey Moore's first novel, Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain, is a quirky romantic comedy about a young man, Jeremy Davenant, who is convinced that a page ripped out of an encyclopedia holds the key to his future. Interpreting everything that happens through this page, he has a series of adventures and misadventures. The book is a chronicle of Jeremy's obsessions, which lead him to blur the distinction between fantasy and reality. He tries to woo a dark-haired woman next door, convinced that she is part of his "script" even when she turns out to be a lesbian. He also seeks out people whose astrological signs match that of a Zulu chief, and he goes as far as a Ukrainian city to pursue his girlfriend, Milena, whom he compares to a Shakespeare character.
Moore's second novel, The Memory Artists concerns Noel Burun, a psychology graduate student beset by the rare neurological conditions of hypermnesia—near-total recall—and synaesthesia—the ability to see and hear words as colors. At the same time, his mother, Stella, suffers from Alzheimer's disease, and Noel determines to find a cure for her. Enlisting the help of three eccentric friends with memory issues of their own—the womanizing Norval Blaquiere, former Hollywood starlet Samira Darwish, and the painfully troubled J.J. Yelle—Noel begins a series of outrageous experiments designed to create a new wonder drug.
Both novels Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain and The Memory Artists have been published in 20 countries and optioned for film. Jeffrey’s third novel, The Extinction Club, was published in 2010. The novel is a powerful and moving portrayal of wildlife plunder and of those who dare to oppose it. It is also a darkly comic tale, in which the very urban Nile and the country-smart, near-genius Celeste teach each other about life and death, love and loss.
Currently, Moore is a freelance translator and Lecturer in Translation at the Université de Montréal. He also has lectured on translation, literature and creative writing at Concordia University, UQÀM, McGill University and Bishop's University. Jeffrey has an extensive list of published translations to his credit.