Alison Moore

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


The Pre-War House and Other Stories

The Pre-War House and Other Stories

Shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award 2014

The title story of this collection won the New Writer Novella Prize 2009. ‘This lingered in the mind long after the first reading. There’s a great sense of place, of sight, scent, and sound. Evocative and sinister, it builds relentlessly to its inevitable unwanted climax. Impressive and memorable.’
– Merric Davidson, The New Writer

The shorter fiction ranges from a prizewinner in the Marches Literary Prize 2000 to a 2012 Yellow Room Short Story Competition winner, with stories shortlisted for more than a dozen different awards in between.

Contents include:

'Overnight Stop' (The Lampeter Review)
'Sleeping Under the Stars' (The Nottingham Short Story Anthology)
'A Small Window' (The Warwick Review)
'Jetsam' (Ambit)
'Seclusion' (Paraxis)
'If There's Anything Left' (The Yellow Room)
'It Has Happened Before' (Shadows & Tall Trees)
'Trees in the Tarmac' (The New Writer)
'Sometimes You Think You Are Alone' (The Screaming Book of Horror)
'Small Animals' (Nightjar Press)
'The Yacht Man' (The New Writer)
'The Smell of the Slaughterhouse' (The New Writer)
'Glory Hole' (The Lightship Anthology)
'The Egg' (Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds)
'When the Door Closed, It Was Dark' (Nightjar Press)
'The Pre-War House' (The New Writer)
'Static' (Manchester Fiction Prize)
'Monsoon Puddles' (Quality Women's Fiction)
'Helicopter Jean' (The New Writer)
'Wink, Wink' (Creative Writers' Network magazine)
'Humming and Pinging' (Marches Literary Prize anthology)

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The Pre-War House and Other Stories is available as a paperback from Salt and other booksellers, and is also available as an ebook.

The Pre-War House and Other Stories has also been published in:
North America (Biblioasis)

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