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Alison Moore is an exceptional author whose writing explores the dark, unsettling and unsafe areas of everyday life. With this collection of short stories, as with her Man Booker shortlisted The Lighthouse, don’t expect cheerful redemption and sugar coated happy endings - rather powerful, affecting vignettes of other people’s lives and situations that will make you think.
The stories collected here range from her first published short story (which appeared in a small journal in 2000) to new and recently published work. Moore's stories have been shortlisted for more than a dozen different awards, including the Bridport Prize, the Fish Prize, the Lightship Flash Fiction Prize, the Manchester Fiction Prize and the Nottingham Short Story Competition.
Closing date: 06/09/2020
Publication date: 15/05/2013
Publisher: Salt Publishing
|Publication date:||15th May 2013|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Shorter Reads,|
Alison Moore's first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Awards (New Writer of the Year), winning the McKitterick Prize. Both The Lighthouse and her second novel, He Wants, were Observer Books of the Year. Her shorter 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. Born in Manchester in 1971, she lives near Nottingham with her husband Dan and son Arthur.More About Alison Moore