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Oscar Moore (23 March 1960 - 12 September 1996)Picardie, Justine.  "Obituary: Oscar Moore", The Independent, London, September 18, 1996. was a British journalist and the author of one novel, A Matter of Life and Sex, published in 1991 originally under the pseudonym Alec F. Moran (an anagram for roman à clef). He grew up in London and read English at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, graduating in 1982. He worked as a journalist and critic, under his own name and various pseudonyms, to such magazines as Time Out, I-D, The Times, Punch, The Evening Standard, and The Fred Magazine (in which his novel was first serialized). He was editor of The Business of Film magazine during the mid-1980s, and served as editor of the journal Screen International from 1991 until his death.
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A Matter of Life and Sex is an autobiographical novel recounting the coming of age of a gay man, Hugo Harvey, who engages in sex from a young age and later, during college, works at least part-time as a prostitute, contracting HIV/AIDS in the mid-1980s before the advent of effective anti-HIV drugs. The novel describes the protagonist's relationships with his family (most significantly with his mother), his school friends, his casual sex mates, and with other friends battling HIV/AIDS. Moore himself has been described as "handsome, bright, witty, and gay,"Picardie, Justine.  "Obituary: Oscar Moore", The Independent, London, September 18, 1996. and worked occasionally as a male escort in addition to his magazine work. He lived with HIV for the last 13 years of his life, and from 1993 to 1996 wrote a regular column for The Guardian entitled "PWA (Person With AIDS)." Moore lost his sight owing to his HIV infection and died of AIDS-related illness in 1996 at the age of 36.Picardie, Justine.  "Obituary: Oscar Moore", The Independent, London, September 18, 1996. A book collecting his "PWA" columns was published a month after his death. A stage adaptation was produced in London in 2001.Gardner, Lyn (2001).  "Theatre Review: PWA: The Diaries of Oscar Moore", The Guardian, London, October 19, 2001.