Sarah Moss

Sarah Moss


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Sarah Moss is the award-winning author of three previous novels: Night Waking, selected for the Fiction Uncovered Award in 2011, Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland, shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Prize in 2013, and Bodies of Light, shortlisted for the prestigious Wellcome Prize. Signs for Lost Children was shortlisted for the Wellcome Prize and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Moss teaches Creative Writing at the University of Warwick in England.

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Like many novelists, I’m interested in the gaps and ghosts in the historical record, the people who flit through the background leaving the scent of untold stories on the air, the events for which the evidence is fragmentary. Prehistory feels different. Prehistoric experiences are by definition untold, but people were – probably, maybe – so different then, their experiences so far from and perh...

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The Tidal Zone

3.93 avg rating — 2,262 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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Names for the Sea: Stranger...

3.68 avg rating — 1,345 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Night Waking

3.80 avg rating — 1,226 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
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Bodies of Light

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Cold Earth

3.38 avg rating — 755 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Signs for Lost Children

3.95 avg rating — 521 ratings — published 2017 — 10 editions
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3.09 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Ghost Wall

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The Frozen Ship: The Histor...

3.11 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Scott's last biscuit: the l...

3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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“Suddenly, you will stop, you and me and all of us. Your lungs will rest at last and the electric pulse in your pulse will vanish into the darkness from which it came.

Put your fingers in your ears, lay your head on the pillow, listen to the footsteps of your blood.

You are alive.”
Sarah Moss, The Tidal Zone
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“Stories have endings; that's why we tell them, for reassurance that there is meaning in our lives. But like a diagnosis, a story can become a prison, a straight road mapped out by the people who went before. Stories are not the truth.”
Sarah Moss, The Tidal Zone

“Suddenly, your heart began; suddenly in the darkness of your mother's womb there was a crackle and a flash and out of nothing, the current began to run. Suddenly, you will stop, you and me and all of us. Your lungs will rest at last and the electric pulse in your pulse will vanish into the darkness from which it came.

Put your fingers in your ears, lay your head on the pillow, listen to the footsteps of your blood.

You are alive.”
Sarah Moss, The Tidal Zone



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