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'If you are going to be an artist, you must be ashamed of nothing but to be ashamed.'

Welcome to the George Moore Association

Dedicated to the study of Moore's life and works

As a writer, Moore was a transitional, boundary-crossing figure

  • From the 19th to the 20th century

  • Across Ireland, France, and the UK

  • From naturalism to modernism

  • From the novel to precursors of 'personal nonfiction'

  • From sole authorship to collaborative forms of social authorship

  • From hetero to polyvalent sexualities

There's more, much more

to learn about George Moore...

Manet, George Moore (Metroolitan Museum

Portrait of George Moore by Edouard Manet, May 1879, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

The 1st George Moore Student Essay Competition

First prize: 100 euros

The competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

We have been asked to extend the submission deadline and it is now open until:


26th April   2024


The prize will be  presented at the conference.​


See 'George Moore Celebrations' page for essay guidelines. 





We are fast approaching  the 12th International George Moore Conference.

The Transitional: George Moore at the Fin de Siecle ​​

The website for the 2024 George Moore International Conference at the University of Liverpool is now live. Please go to 

to book your place at the conference. It will be regularly updated to give a picture of what is planned for 8-10 May 2024. 

If you are attending we would hope to see you at the Conference Supper being held on Thursday 10th at The London Carriage Works. You can book this on the above link too.  


 One of the extra attractions will be a visit to the Chester Cup race on Friday 10th May.   You will remember that when G.H. Moore’s horse Coranna won that cup, he used some of the prize money to help his tenants during the famine.  Horse racing and gambling feature strongly in Esther Waters so there may be papers that address those aspects of the Moore history.



George Moore  In Dublin. 

24th February was George Moore’s birthday and we celebrated in a big way on 23rd when we held the George Moore Day at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin. This was a most enjoyable day when GM’s connections with Dublin featured, especially his links with people, with art generally, and with art connected to the gallery, as also with music,  and creative life in the city during his sojourn in Ely Place.  The event was fully booked but additional chairs were added to allow extra attendance for the talks and for a wonderful live piano recital by the renowned Una Hunt in the gallery’s very elegant surroundings.  The GMA is most grateful to Dr O’Donnell and the gallery for the opportunity to highlight the artistic riches of a time, a place, and an author. Some pictures and reportage (including the day’s programme) on 'George Moore Celebrations'  page. 


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