“I tell stories, through writing and documentaries, to find the extraordinary in the everyday.”
Alison has been a writer and filmmaker since graduating from a history degree at the University of Sheffield. She trained as a script editor with the Script Factory in London whilst working in film drama, before moving into TV documentary production, working on programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky.
After turning her focus back to creative writing, Alison’s first novel was long listed for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2020 and she was chosen for a place on the Faber Academy’s Writing A Novel course (6 months).
The Cuckoo Sister published by Boldwood Books in February. Described as perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng the book was an Amazon Top Ten on first week of release.
Alison lives in Cambridge with her husband and two daughters and is working on her next novel.
Praise for The Cuckoo Sister:
“It begins with a visceral shock and evolves through unexpected twists and turns to a deeply felt and satisfying conclusion”
Greg Mosse, author of The Coming Darkness
“This was a beautifully written debut that handles a difficult subject matter with a delicacy that makes me excited to read whatever Alison Stockham writes next”
Stacy Thomas, author of The Revels
“This book comes with a killer hook… Sibling relationships, post-natal depression, marriages with cracks that turn into fissures and the nature of friendship are all explored via a pacy storyline.”
Jo Leevers, author of Tell Me How It Ends
“Stormed through The Cuckoo Sister by Alison Stockham... A fascinating premise and she handles it admirably, with nuance and compassion.”
Laura Pearson, author of I Wanted You To Know, Missing Pieces & Nobody’s Wife
“Beautifully poignant and utterly compelling”
Alex Stone, author of The Perfect Daughter and The Other Girlfriend
“An emotional and relatable story”
Louise Douglas, author of The Room in the Attic and The Lost Notebook
“Such a clever and engaging book with a late twist that I absolutely did not predict.”
Beth Miller, author of The Missing Letters of Mrs Bright & The Woman Who Came Back To Life
“I devoured The Cuckoo Sister in a day . . . Cleverly written, emotionally and psychologically complex. It’s a brilliant intense read”
“Beautifully written, interesting & completely gripping . . . This is definitely one that would be perfect for book clubs”
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