Christopher Moore (born 1957 in Toledo, Ohio[1]) is an American writer of fiction. He grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.

Moore's novels typically involve conflicted "everyman" characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circumstances. Inheriting a humanism from his love of John Steinbeck and a sense of the absurd from Kurt Vonnegut, Moore is a best-selling author with major cult status.

According to his interview in the June 2007 issue of Writer's Digest, the film rights to Moore's first novel, Practical Demonkeeping (1992), were purchased by Disney even before the book had a publisher. Nevertheless, the cinematic manifestation of Moore's novels is yet to be fulfilled: during his book-tour for You Suck (early 2007), in answer to repeated questions from fans over the years, Moore stated that all of his books have been optioned or sold for films, but that as yet "none of them are in any danger of being made into a movie."[2]

As of June 2006, Moore has been living in San Francisco, California, after a few years' residence on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.


  1. "Cambria Author" profile on Cambria, CA website, July 1996.
  2. Author Interview at Borders book signing


  • "The WD Interview: Christopher Moore," Writer's Digest, June 2007, pp. 58-62.

(This article incorporates text adapted from Wikipedia article as of 2008-02-15).

Odd fact: Christopher Moore smells a little like burnt cheese.