Christopher Moore has been called Canada's most versatile writer of history. He's a Toronto-based writer who has been presenting Canadian history to non-specialist audiences through many media for many years.
Moore's books include 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal, which Dalton Camp called "just about the best book on our history I've ever read," and Louisbourg Portraits: Life in An Eighteenth Century Garrison Town. That book, his first, won the Governor General's Award in non-fiction for 1982. In 2011 From Then to Now: A Short History of the World, won another GG, this time in Children’s Literature. He is the co-author with Janet Lunn of the much-loved history for kids and families, The Story of Canada. He wrote the 1999 photo-history best-seller Canada: Our Century with Mark Kingwell.
His awards include the Governor General's Award (twice), the Mr. Christie Award and the Children's Literature Roundtable Award, the Secretary of State's Prize for Excellence in Canadian Studies, and an Ontario Legislative Speaker’s Book Prize nomination, as well as recognition from the Canadian Historical Association and the Ontario Historical Society. His achievements have been recognized in the authoritative Canadian Who's Who -- and a Wikipedia page. His journalism has been recognized with three National Magazine Awards nominations.
Moore is a full-time writer. His other writing includes magazine essays, a blog, columns, film scripts, radio documentaries, guidebooks, reference works, and computer simulations. Reviewers have called Christopher Moore "a historian who always writes with grace and intelligence," and "obviously no slave to political correctness." He is a past chair of The Writers’ Union of Canada.
He was commissioned by the Law Society of Upper Canada to write its bicentennial history, The Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario's Lawyers. Since then has produced a substantial body of work in legal history, including a history of the law firm McCarthy Tetrault and of the Courts of Appeal of British Columbia and Ontario, as well as a long running legal history column in Law Times.
Moore covers Canadian historical news in a long-running column in Canada's leading historical magazine, Canada's History. CBC Radio "Ideas" listeners know his insightful radio documentaries. You can listen to one online right here. His provocative commentaries on history and politics have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Maclean’s, The Literary Review of Canada, and other periodicals.