Alison Moore

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


The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Winner of the McKitterick Prize 2013

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012, the National Book Awards 2012, the East Midlands Book Award 2013, the Sydney J Bounds Award 2013 and the Athens Prize for Literature 2014

An Observer Book of the Year 2012

On the outer deck of a North Sea ferry stands Futh, a middle-aged and newly separated man, on his way to Germany for a restorative walking holiday. After an inexplicably hostile encounter with a hotel landlord, Futh sets out along the Rhine. As he contemplates an earlier trip to Germany and the things he has done in his life, he does not foresee the potentially devastating consequences of things not done. The Lighthouse, Alison Moore’s first novel, tells the tense, gripping story of a man trying to find himself, but becoming lost.

‘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.’
– Margaret Drabble

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The Lighthouse is available as a paperback from Salt and other booksellers, and is also available in large print, as an ebook, and as an audiobook narrated by Eve Karpf.

The Lighthouse has also been published in:
Australia and New Zealand (Canongate)
Canada (Penguin)
USA (Biblioasis)
Holland and Belgium (De Arbeiderspers) - translated by Auke Leistra
Italy (Bollati Boringhieri) - translated by Carlo Propseri
Greece (Ikaros) - translated by Athina Dimitriadou; winner of the Hellenic American Union Literary Translation Prize 2014
Turkey (Kirmizi Kedi) - translated by Levent Göktem
Estonia (Eesti Raamat) - translated by Urve Hanko
Iran (Koolehposhti) - translated by Ebrahim Fotovat

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