Christopher Moore is the author of eleven novels, including the international bestsellers, Lamb, A Dirty Job and You Suck. His latest novel is Fool, a retelling of King Lear from the perspective of Pocket, the Fool.
Before publishing his first novel, Practical Demonkeeping in 1992, he worked as a roofer, a grocery clerk, a hotel night auditor, and insurance broker, a waiter, a photographer, and a rock and roll DJ. Chris has drawn on all of these work experiences to create the characters in his books.
In writing Fool, Christopher Moore read, reread, re-reread King Lear, and then say as many versions of the play as possible. You don’t have to have read King Lear to appreciate Fool, but would it kill you to read a little Shakespeare every once in a while?