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 StoriesThe Pre-War House and Other Stories

Alison Moore's short fiction has been included in Best British Short Stories and​ Best British Horror anthologies, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra and collected in The Pre-War House 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, and a third novel, Death and the Seaside, is out now. Her fourth novel, ​Missing​, will be published in 2018, and her first book for children, Sunny and the Ghosts, will be published in 2019.

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 the University of Nottingham.

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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