Jeffrey Moore
Jeffrey Moore has set Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain (Thistledown, 1999), his first book, in and around the Main–the fabled street that divides Montreal between East and West. While Montreal is the setting, the novel incorporates the Zulu tyrant Shaka, the Indian love epic Shakuntala, and William Shakespeare. Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain was short-listed for the 1999 QSPELL First Book Award and is the winner of the 2000 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (regional and international).