Alison Moore

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

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Alison Moore's short stories have been published in various magazines, journals and anthologies, including Best British Short Stories, Best British Horror and Best New Horror, and broadcast on BBC Radio. The title story of her first collection, The Pre-War House, won the New Writer Novella Prize. Her debut 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. Recent publications include a trilogy for children, beginning with Sunny and the Ghosts. A new novel, The Retreat, is due out in November 2021.

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.

Born in Manchester in 1971, she lives in a village on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border with her husband and son.

Image credit: Beth Walsh Photography

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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