Alison Moore

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

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Alison Moore's short stories have been included in Best British Short Stories and Best British Horror and broadcast on BBC Radio. They have been collected in The Pre-War House and Other Stories, whose title story won the New Writer Novella Prize, and in Eastmouth and Other Stories.

Her first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Awards, winning the McKitterick Prize. Both The Lighthouse and her second novel, He Wants, were Observer Books of the Year. She recently published her fifth novel, The Retreat, and a trilogy for children, beginning with Sunny and the Ghosts.

Born in Manchester in 1971, she lives in a village on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border with her husband, son and cat. She is an Honorary Lecturer in the School of English at the University of Nottingham and a member of the National Association of Writers in Education.

Image credit: Beth Walsh Photography

Praise for The Lighthouse

 a masterclass in slow-burn storytelling 

Boyd Tonkin, The Independent Read More

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