Novelist Christopher G Moore at La Trobe

Novelist Christopher G Moore, author of the Vincent Calvino crime novels, arrived in Melbourne this week to teach an intensive summer unit at La Trobe University.

Christopher G Moore Mr Moore, who is originally from Canada, lives in Thailand and has been writing full time since 2005. His novels draw heavily on the atmospheres of Southeast Asia in writing for a western audience.

The Guardian (UK) described Moore’s Vincent Calvino novels as ‘crisp, atmospheric entertainments set in a noirish Bangkok.’ They have been translated into 13 languages.

Mr Moore will be in Melbourne until Sunday 10th February, and is happy to give media interviews during his visit.

Prior to taking up writing full time, Mr Moore practised law and taught at the University of British Columbia. Professor Gordon Walker, Chair in Commercial Law at the La Trobe Law School, is hosting Mr Moore’s visit to La Trobe University.

‘Christopher’s novels are well known for their perceptive insights into Southeast Asian cultures and modes of doing business,’ says Professor Walker. ‘He has been described as a Graham Greene in Asia.’

‘Amongst his many talents, Mr Moore has an extensive background in legal practice in Bangkok, where he specialised in joint venture projects between Southeast Asian and Western Companies,’ says Professor Walker.

‘We are delighted to have Mr Moore on campus to teach the intensive class Joint Venture Law in South East Asia,’ says Professor Walker.

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Christopher G Moore is available for interviews during his time in Melbourne.

For media enquiries, contact:
Suzi Macbeth
Communications Officer
T +61 3 9479 5353 | E s.macbeth@latrobe.edu.au

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