Brian Moore (1921–1999) was born in Ireland and lived most of his adult life in Canada and the United States. He was the author of many novels, including
The Colour of Blood,
Lies of Silence, and
The Doctor’s Wife—all shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize—as well as
I Am Mary Dunne, and
The Magician’s Wife.
The Luck of Ginger Coffey was awarded Canada’s most prestigious book prize, the Governor General’s Award for Fiction.