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Christopher Moore has been called Canada's most versatile writer of history. He's a Toronto-based writer who has been presenting Canadian history to non-specialist audiences through many media for twenty years.

Moore's books include 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal, which Dalton Camp called "just about the best book on our history I've ever read." He wrote the 1999 photo-history best-seller Canada: Our Century with Mark Kingwell. He helped create the best-selling children's history The Story of Canada. His first book, Louisbourg Portraits: Life in An Eighteenth Century Garrison Town, won the Governor General's Award in non-fiction. In 2011 From Then to Now: A Short History of the World, won another GG, this time in Childrenís Literature.

Moore is a full-time writer; his other writing includes magazine essays, a weblog, columns, film scripts, radio documentaries, guidebooks, reference works, and computer simulations. Reviewers call Christopher Moore "a historian who always writes with grace and intelligence," and "obviously no slave to political correctness."

His awards include the Governor General's Award (twice), the Mr. Christie Award and the Children's Literature Roundtable Award (for The Story of Canada), and the Secretary of State's Prize for Excellence in Canadian Studies, as well as recognition from the Canadian Historical Association and Ontario Historical Society. His achievements have been recognized in the authoritative Canadian Who's Who. His journalism has been recognized with three National Magazine Awards nominations.

Moore covers Canadian historical news in a long-running column in Canada's History. CBC Radio "Ideas" listeners know his insightful radio documentaries. You can listen to one online right here. His provocative commentaries on history and politics have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Saturday Night, The Literary Review of Canada, Maclean’s and other periodicals.

Raised in Nelson and Vancouver, British Columbia, Christopher Moore has also lived in Nova Scotia and Quebec. In 1999-2000 he was chair of The Writers' Union of Canada. He was a member of the board of Access Copyright 2001-2007, the Canadian copyright licensing agency. Chris lives in Toronto with his wife and their two daughters.
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