Alison Moore

Alison Moore


Born
Manchester, Lancashire, England, The United Kingdom

Born in Manchester in 1971, Alison Moore lives next but one to a sheep field in a village on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border, with her husband Dan and son Arthur.

She is a member of Nottingham Writers’ Studio and an honorary lecturer in the School of English at Nottingham University.

In 2012 her novel The Lighthouse, the unsettling tale of a middle-aged man who embarks on a contemplative German walking holiday after the break-up of his marriage – only to find himself more alienated than ever, was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize.

Average rating: 3.44 · 4,973 ratings · 784 reviews · 43 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lighthouse

3.38 avg rating — 4,098 ratings — published 2012 — 22 editions
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He Wants

3.36 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Death and the Seaside

3.65 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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The Pre-War House and Other...

4.02 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Missing

3.90 avg rating — 40 ratings2 editions
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Small Spaces Between Emerge...

4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1992
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The Harvestman

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Small Animals

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2012
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DIY Speed Cleaning Hacks: H...

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2015
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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“And Futh, looking at the lighthouse, wondered how this could happen--how there could be this constant warning of danger, the taking of all these precautions, and yet still there was all this wreckage.”
Alison Moore, The Lighthouse

“It is like being wrenched soul first through time.”
Alison Moore, The Lighthouse

“I currently take Lortab, which is a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. I’d rather not take this medication, or any medication for that matter, but it is the only one that controls my pain adequately enough to allow me to function on a daily basis... I take the smallest dose possible to enable me to remain as clear-headed as possible to do what I need to do each day...

Even with the minimal opioids I take, I still have pain all the time, 24 hours a day; without opioids, life would be torture.”
Alison Moore

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