The writer who stole the show at the Academy Awards with his stirring acceptance speech about overcoming suicide as a teenager, has sold his new book, The Last Days of Wonder, to the highest bidder.

The story chronicles the early days of electricity and the legal battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse over the invention of the lightbulb, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Random House will publish late in 2016.

Moore picked up gold at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes earlier this year (15) for his adaptation of Andrew Hodges' biography Alan Turing: The Enigma.