Alison Moore’s debut novel The Lighthouse was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012. It tells the story of a middle aged man named Futh who goes on a walking holiday in Germany, and there unexpectedly encounters his past. Here Moore spoke to John Freeman about the experience of being shortlisted, why her characters often find themselves enclosed in a memory and writing short.

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