Nathaniel G. Moore won the 2014 ReLit Award for fiction with his novel Savage: 1986-2011 (Anvil Press 2014). ReLit Awards are for books from smaller, alternate or independent Canadian publishers. There is no cash award.
Savage 1986-2011, which owes its sardonic title to ongoing reference to the WWF wrestler Randy Savage and the twenty-five years in which the narrator passively interacted with the wrestler during his lifetime, was described by The Montreal Gazette as “a work of remarkable frankness, even courage."
Paul Duder, reviewing Savage for Broken Pencil, examined the ingredients for the novel’s dramatic core. “Front and center in Nate’s anguished teenage years are his mortician father — sepulchral, withholding and sporadically violent — and his best/only friend Andrew, who selfishly leverages Nate’s neediness into an intimacy to which Nate may not be able to meaningfully consent.”
Moved moved from Toronto in 2014 to live on Protection, then relocated with his partner, Amber McMillan, author of the poetry collection We Can’t Ever Do This Again (Wolsak & Wynn, 2015), to Madeira Park on the Sunshine Coast to work as a publicist for Douglas & McIntyre, Harbour Publishing and Nightwood Editions.
Moore has contributed to numerous publications including subTerrain magazine, The Georgia Straight, Open Book: Toronto, The Globe & Mail, This magazine and rabble.ca.
Savage: 1986-2011 (Anvil Press 2014) $20
Jettison: stories (Anvil Press 2016) $20