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.

The contents include:
'Overnight Stop' (The Lampeter Review issue 7)
'Sleeping Under the Stars' (The Nottingham Short Story Anthology 2012)
'A Small Window' (The Warwick Review vol.6 no.4)
'Jetsam' (Ambit issue 211)
'Seclusion' (Paraxis volume 4)
'If There's Anything Left' (The Yellow Room)
'It Has Happened Before' (Shadows & Tall Trees issue 4)
'Trees in the Tarmac' (The New Writer issue 112)
'Sometimes You Think You Are Alone' (The Screaming Book of Horror, 2012)
'Small Animals' (Nightjar Press, 2012)
'The Yacht Man' (The New Writer issue 111)
'The Smell of the Slaughterhouse' (The New Writer issue 111; Best British Short Stories 2013)
'Glory Hole' (The Lightship Anthology: 1)
'The Egg' (Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds, 2011)
'When the Door Closed, It Was Dark' (Nightjar Press, 2010; Best British Short Stories 2011)
'The Pre-War House' (The New Writer issue 103)
'Static' (Manchester Fiction Prize 2009)
'Monsoon Puddles' (Quality Women's Fiction issue 43)
'Helicopter Jean' (The New Writer issue 53)
'Wink, Wink' (Creative Writers' Network magazine)
'Humming and Pinging' (Marches Literary Prize anthology 2000)

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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 â€‹has also been published in:
North America (Biblioasis)

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