Alison Moore

Alison Moore

Alison Moore is a novelist and short story writer. Her first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012 and the National Book Awards 2012 (New Writer of the Year), winning the McKitterick Prize 2013. Both The Lighthouse and her second novel, He Wants, were Observer Books of the Year. In 2018, she published her fourth novel, Missing, and her first book for children, Sunny and the Ghosts, followed by Sunny and the Hotel Splendid in 2019 and Sunny and the Wicked Lady in 2020. Her short fiction has been included in Best British Short Stories, Best British Horror and Best New Horror anthologies and broadcast on BBC Radio. The title story of her debut collection, The Pre-War House and Other Stories, won a novella prize. She is published by Salt. Born in Manchester in 1971, she lives in a village on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border. She is an honorary lecturer in the School of English at Nottingham University.
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