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 also began to write a weekly interview with renowned writers. She authored many books herself, including The Left Coast of Paradise: California and the American Heart (1987), and Never Eat Your Heart Out (1997), and Fat Girl: A True Story(2006). Judith Moore received two NEA Fellowships for literature. In 1995, she was named a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. She died in 2007.

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