Alison Moore misses out on Man Booker prize
MAN Booker Prize nominee Alison Moore has missed out on winning the literary world's top prize.
The life-changing accolade, which carries a £50,000 prize, went to Hilary Mantel for Bring Up the Bodies.
Alison, a Nottingham Writers’ Studio member, made the shortlist for her debut novel The Lighthouse, an unsettling story about a lonely middle-aged man who goes on a walking holiday in Germany to find himself.
The eagerly anticipated result was announced at a glittering ceremony at London’s Guildhall.
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Alison, 41, who lives in Wymeswold with her husband Dan and three-year-old son Arthur, said that she had been overwhelmed to be nominated and was pleased to receive a leather-bound copy of her book, awarded all six authors on the shortlist.
The former PA at Lakeside Arts Centre in Nottingham said: “It’s been a huge honour and surprise to get so far.
“It has been fantastic, a wonderful experience and a real adventure.”
Alison had just started writing her second book when The Lighthouse was put forward by the publishers Salt.