The Pre-War House and Other Stories is the debut collection from Alison Moore, whose first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Specsavers National Book Awards 2012.
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. In between, 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. The title story won first prize in the novella category of The New Writer Prose and Poetry Prizes.
About the author
Born in Manchester in 1971, Alison Moore lives with her husband Dan and son Arthur in a village on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border. She is a member of Nottingham Writers’ Studio and an honorary lecturer in the School of English at Nottingham University.