Brian Moore was born in August in 1921. He moved to Canada in 1948 where he worked as a journalist before moving to the United States in 1959. His first novel, Judith Hearne, was made into a film starring Dame Maggie Smith. In 1975 The Great Victorian Collection won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
Moore was shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times for The Doctor’s Wife, The Colour of Blood and Lies of Silence.
He died in 1999 aged 77.