Alison Moore

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Alison Moore (born 1971) is an English writer. Born in Manchester, she lives in Leicestershire.


Moore's 2012 début novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.[1] In reaction to the announcement, Moore commented: "Reaching the shortlist is ridiculously exciting. I keep feeling like I ought to stop daydreaming and get on with something, but it's all real."[2] Chair of the Booker jury, Sir Peter Stothard, described the jury's decision in the following words: "The judges admired The Lighthouse's bleak inner landscape, a temperature control set low and an impressively assured control."[3] Before The Lighthouse, Moore had written and published several short stories, collected in The Pre-War House and Other Stories.[4] Her second novel, He Wants, was published in 2014. Both The Lighthouse and He Wants were Observer Books of the Year.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Alison Moore". Man Booker Prize. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Alison Moore’s The Lighthouse shortlisted for 2012 Man Booker Prize". Salt Publishing. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "First-time Leicestershire novelist Alison Moore is shortlisted for Booker". This is Leicestershire. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Short stories". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Observer Books of the Year 2012". Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Observer Books of the Year 2014". Retrieved 1 December 2014. 

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