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Edward Kelsey Moore

Edward Kelsey Moore's essays and short fiction have appeared in the New York Times and in many literary magazines including Indiana Review, African American Review and Inkwell. His essay, Piaf and Roadkill, received an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. For the past several years Edward Kelsey Moore has been commissioned by Minnesota Public Radio to write short essays for their Classical-MPR and YourClassical websites.

The Supremes At Earl's All-You-Can-Eat was Mr. Moore's debut novel. It won a New Author of the Year Award from the Go On Girl! national book club and a First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. The book also landed on the New York Times Best Seller List .

In addition to these honors The Supremes at Earl’s was selected by several midwest municipalities to spark dialogue among residents including Coming Together in Niles Township - Voices of Race in Cook County, Illinois, and Books to Bridge the Region, a literacy program of seven counties in northern Indiana. The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat continues to be a popular choice among book clubs and discussion groups across the country.

Mr. Moore’s newest novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, has just been published in the summer 2017. The book received *starred reviews from both Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, which caught the attention of international markets. A British edition of the novel has been published for readers in the U.K., South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. More editions are currently being prepared for France, Germany and Brazil.

Edward Kelsey Moore has been traveling the U.S. this summer celebrating the publication of The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues and meeting his many enthusiastic fans. He is looking forward to more touring and to making music again this autumn.

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Picture: Edward Kelsey Moore by Laura Hamm