Alumni Authors


As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of Oxford's North American-based alumni.
For November 2017, our author is Meg Mitchell Moore (Blackfriars Hall, 1992).

 

Meg Mitchell Moore began writing as soon as she figured out how the cursive 'T' and 'F' were different and hasn’t stopped since. Her debut novel, The Arrivals, was published in 2011 by Reagan Arthur Books, then an imprint of Little, Brown. Her second novel, So Far Away, was published in 2012 and was named one of the year’s best adult novels for young adults by Booklist.  Her third novel, The Admissions, was published in August 2015 by Doubleday, and her fourth novel, The Captain's Daughter, was released on July 18, also from Doubleday. Before turning to fiction Meg worked as a freelance journalist for a variety of business and consumer magazines, where she often managed to pitch stories involving dogs. Before that she worked on the staff of a family of technology magazines. (Despite all of her time there, she is still trying to figure out what a server is.) Meg received a B.A. from Providence College and a master’s degree in English Literature from New York University. The daughter of a Naval officer, Meg moved around every few years as a child, including a move her senior year of high school to the town of Winter Harbor, Maine, which inspired the setting for The Captain's Daughter.  (While she is not the captain's daughter featured her in latest novel, she was a captain's daughter. She is pretty sure her own father doesn't know how to haul lobster traps.) In 2012 Meg, her husband, their children and a beloved border collie (may she rest in peace) moved from Massachusetts to northern California. Despite California’s many charms (including the settings that inspired much of The Admissions), they lasted exactly one year and returned to the beautiful coastal town of Newburyport, Massachusetts, where they now live, joined by their newest family member, a Golden Retriever puppy.

“Start The Captain’s Daughter for its spot-on dialogue and breathtaking descriptions of summer in Maine; stay for a whip-smart story brimming with emotional insight. Meg Mitchell Moore has bested herself with this warm, layered, and utterly captivating family saga.”
—Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

You can purchase The Captain's Daughter:

Penguin Random House

Amazon

 

 

Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
ISBN
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Professor Louise Richardson with the North American Office team