… plus the Longlist for This Year’s Moore Prize
But first an info from the author: „Zero Hour in Phnom Penh“ is available from Amazon as an ebook. It is Free! That book which Thomas Wörtche so ably edited for the German edition which went on to win a Krimi Prize.
Here is the link for the book. — the deal already may have ended, but its a good book nethertheless, anyway.
„You wanna see my Bangkok? What Bangkok is on your mind? …“
Bangkok Karma is a short Calvino film shot on a shoestring – a noir style short film set in Thailand’s capital city where Italian American Private Eye Vincent Calvino revisits a cold case from 90s Bangkok when he sought to find a young Muay Thai fighter who went missing after she won a title fight.
Written by Christopher G. Moore
Director of Photography: Pat Mckay
Produced by Christopher G. Moore & Pat Mckay
Narrated by Dan Russell
Music by Keith Nolan & William Wait
Vincent Calvino played by Pat Mckay
This interview with Greg at Bangkok Podcast just came out.
We talk about the writing game in Bangkok and, among other things, the Vincent Calvino series.
And here one more interview:
Thairish Times: 34 Years Living in Thailand: Christopher G. Moore Tells Life Story
Christopher G. Moore, a Canadian novelist and essayist, living in Bangkok, is CrimeMag’s South East Asia correspondent and the author of the award-winning Vincent Calvino series and a number of literary novels and non-fiction books. His books have been translated into 13 languages. The Christopher G. Moore Foundation is awarding a literary prize for a work of non-fiction, which advances understanding of human rights and freedom of Expression.
A (German) review of his novel „Springer“ (Jumpers) here.
„Bloody Questions“ from Marcus Muentefering here.
His essays with CrimeMag here.
His website here.
Announcing the Longlist for This Year’s Moore Prize
The Christopher G. Moore Foundation is delighted to announce an exciting longlist of 13 books that are outstanding in their portrayal of human rights themes. The trustees of the Foundation were thrilled with the exceptional quality and record quantity of books submitted this year. Each longlisted book has been chosen because of its ambitious, brave and original approach to highlighting crucial human rights issues across the world and because of the high quality of its writing.
The 2022 Longlist books are as follows (alphabetical by author surname):
•Susie Alegre – Freedom To Think – Atlantic Books, London
•Monbiant Dogon with Jenna Krajeski – Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds – Penguin Press, New York
•Janine di Giovanni – The Vanishing – Bloomsbury
• Sarah Dryden-Peterson – Right Where We Belong – Harvard University Press
•Thomas Harding – White Debt – Weidenfeld & Nicolson
•Sally Hayden – My Fourth Time, We Drowned – 4th Estate, London
•Christina Lamb – The Prince Rupert Hotel for the Homeless – William Collins
•Dr Denis Mukwege – The Power of Women – Short Books, Octopus Publishing
for Human Rights Writing
•Eyal Press – Dirty Work – Head of Zeus
•Gideon Rachman – The Age of the Strongman – Bodley Head
•Robert Samuels and Toluse Ologunnipa – His Name Is George Floyd – Penguin Random House
•Nury Turkel – No Escape – William Collins
•Barbara F. Walter – How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them – Viking
This year’s longlisted books cover a wide range of human rights issues: freedom of thought and speech; refugee education; homelessness and isolation; marginalization and discrimination related to work, race, gender or religion; migrant issues; the Uyghurs of China; the roots of racism; war; the BLM movement; dictatorships and women’s health and marginalization in developing countries. The books span a range of global settings, as well as the world of digital communications, health care and working and living environments.
Foundation founder Christopher G. Moore says: “This year around 50 books were submitted from publishers across the world. Our hope is this longlist of books will bring attention to the conditions and circumstances of the most vulnerable members of the international community. The common thread is the danger of what happens when basic human rights protections are violated. Over the next several months, we will be tweeting about the 13 longlisted books and encourage you to read them along with our panel of distinguished judges. We will look forward to your comments on the selected books.”
Please follow our discussion of the longlist titles on Twitter: @cgmoorefoundat1
The Moore Prize was established in 2015 to provide funds to authors who, through their work, contribute to the universality of human rights and to give a platform to human rights issues that are important in today’s societies. This unique initiative is awarded annually, as chosen by a panel of judges whose own work focuses on human rights.
The 2022 Moore Prize jury is comprised of Jury Chair Bidisha Mamata, British author and broadcaster; Avril Benoît, Executive Director, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières and Ethiopian writer, blogger and human rights activist Befekadu Hailu Techane.
The shortlist will be announced on Monday, 10 December, 2022 and the winning book on Wednesday, 11 January, 2023. The winner of the prize will receive £1,000.
For more information about each of the 2022 longlisted books, the Moore Prize and Foundation and previous Prize winners please visit the Foundation website.
1. The Christopher G. Moore Foundation and Moore Prize are named after Christopher G. Moore, the Canadian novelist and essayist. The Christopher G. Moore Foundation is a registered UK charity dedicated to supporting authors who promote human rights and monitor its infringements.
2. Christopher G. Moore is a Canadian author whose writing is focused on Southeast Asia. Best known for his Calvino series of detective novels, he has also written several non-fiction works and edited anthologies of essays discussing human rights, freedom of speech and censorship.
3. Avril Benoît is the executive director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières in the US, based in New York City.
She has worked as a country director and project coordinator for MSF, leading operations to provide aid to refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants in Mauritania, South Sudan, and South Africa. Prior to joining MS, Avril had a distinguished 20-year career as an award-winning journalist and broadcaster in Canada.
4. Jury Chair Bidisha Mamata is a broadcaster, journalist and multimedia artist. She specialises in international human rights, social justice and the arts and offers political analysis, arts critique and cultural diplomacy tying these interests together. Her fifth book, Asylum and Exile: Hidden Voices of London (2015), is based on her outreach work in UK prisons, refugee charities and detention centres.
6. Adrienne Loftus Parkins is a Trustee of the Foundation whose experience includes being the Chief Judge of the Moore Prize 2021 judging panel. Adrienne is also the founder and former director of the Asia House Festival of Asian Literature where she focused on promoting contemporary pan-Asian writing.
7. The Foundation Trustees are Daniel Vaver, Christopher G. Moore, Adrienne Loftus Parkins and Busakorn Suriyasarn