Alison Moore

Writer of fiction, from novels to a story on a postcard

The Pre-War House and Other StoriesThe Pre-War House and Other StoriesThe Pre-War House and Other Stories

Alison Moore's short fiction has been included in various anthologies including Best British Short Stories,​ Best British Horror and the Spectral Book of Horror Stories.​ A selection from her debut collection, The Pre-War House and Other Stories, has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and the title story won the New Writer Novella Prize. Her first novel, The Lighthouse, was published in 2012 and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Awards, winning the McKitterick Prize. Her second novel, He Wants, was published in 2014. Born in Manchester in 1971, Alison lives in a village on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border with her husband and son and is an honorary lecturer in the School of English at Nottingham University.

Praise for The Lighthouse

 Melancholy and haunting. The sense of loneliness and discomfort and rejection is compelling, the low key prose carefully handled. It's a serious novel with a distinctive and unsettling atmosphere. 

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