Pressing Concern Books – Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is an award-winning journalist, best-selling comics anthologist, and internationally lauded cultural critic. She has been heralded as “one of the sharpest thinkers and cultural critics bouncing around the globe today” by Razorcake, a “general phenom” by the Chicago Reader, and “a critic” by the New York Times. Moore has also been called “Fun” by FastCompany, “Rad writer” by Time Out New York-Kids, a “Notable underground author” by the Onion, “the next generation of anti-commercial artists,” by Ron English and “a perfect altruistic punk-rock super-heroine” by the folks at Hipster Book Club. (Technically they were reviewing a short story by Elizabeth Crane.)

Her book Unmarketable was named a Best Book of 2007 by Mother Jones. Cambodian Grrrl won a 2012 Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism. Threadbare made the 2016 Tits & Sass list of “Best Investigative Reporting on Sex Work.” Her essays “Reimagining the National Border Patrol Museum (and Gift Shop)” and “17 Theses on the Edge” were honorable mentions in Best American Non-Required Reading (2008 and 2010, respectively). She is the former editor of seminal, award-winning Punk Planet and the founding editor of the Best American Comics, which continues to be a New York Times bestselling title. She has exhibited work in the Whitney Biennial in New York; in Leipzig, Phnom Penh, Berlin, Tbilisi, and Vienna; and in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Her work has been acclaimed by The New York Times Magazine, USA Today, The Rumpus, Time, Mother Jones, ThinkProgress, Bitch, Advertising Age, Forbes, Women’s E-News, the Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly. She has been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Reader, Bookslut, the Indypendent, Rumpus, Time Out Chicago, the New York Times, and on the covers of New City and Verkholetti; and on Radio Australia, Voice of America, VOA Khmer, Georgian National Television, CNN, GritTV with Laura Flanders, Worldview with Jerome McDonnell, WBEZ’s 848, WFMU, and WTTW.

She is a Fulbright Scholar, UN Press Fellow, and USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College for Creative Studies. She was born in Winner, SD. She has two cats. In 2016, she was awarded a fellowship in Detroit’s unique Write A House program.