Judith Moore

In 1985, Judith Moore, a Berkeley writer, was brought to San Diego to write feature stories for the Reader. In 1986, Moore began to take on the role of senior editor. Moore conducted and wrote a weekly interview with renowned writers.

Her own books include The Left Coast of Paradise: California and the American Heart (1987), Never Eat Your Heart Out (1997), and Fat Girl: A True Story (2006). Judith Moore was awarded two NEA Fellowships for literature. In 1995, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. She died in 2007.

Some of her early Reader stories included:

Jan. 27, 1983 Mananimal (philosophizing about the San Diego Zoo - Moore's first story written for the Reader)

Aug. 28, 1986 The Girls of Summer (interviews with teenagers on the beach)

Sept. 11, 1986, page 18 Angel of the Apocalypse (Herbert Marcuse's years at UCSD)

Aug. 27, 1987, page 25 Her Little Girl (Moore's grandmother)

Feb. 29, 1996, page 60 In the Beauty of the Lilies (interview with John Updike)

Nov. 26, 1997, page 46 How Far We Came To Be Here and How Much Along the Way We Lost (Thanksgiving dinner)

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