Welcome to the website of Lulu Allison.

Lulu’s second novel, Salt Lick was published by Unbound in September 2021 and was selected for the Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist in 2022

Lulu is currently working on last edits and home searching for novel number three, a take, via Thomas Mann, on the Faust myth. It is called Beast.

I am honoured that two writers I really admire have read Salt Lick and provided these wonderful insights. I would add that it is also a hopeful novel.

The sea has taken the edges of the land. Food production has moved overseas. The countryside is empty, small towns and villages are left to the bindweed and brambles. Jesse and his dog Mister are afraid they too will have to leave the countryside for the city. Isolde leaves London and  walks the abandoned A12 to find a farmstead where she hopes she will discover the truth about her mother. Across the feral fields of England, and through decades we learn what links the two. Their progress is overseen by a chorus, the dreamy herd voice of feral cows.

Twice the Speed of Dark.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Beautiful, intense, prose as poetry. astonishingly accomplished debut”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Grief: unique and universal. Excellent”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “A beautiful and poignant mediation on loss and how much suffering someone can take. Full of layered textures and interesting points of view, it explores what ties us together on earth.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “An original approach, beautifully written”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “What a fantastic read… such an escapist/thought-provoking/enlightening experience… the kind of brain-nourishing you only get from the best books”

“Allison’s writing is interesting, unique, bold and brave. I enjoyed Twice the Speed of Dark and I was intrigued by it.”

“Twice the Speed of Dark is both lyrical and cerebral, exploring grief and loss from wholly original perspectives. It investigates how grief impacts on our humanity with a sharp clarity. It is a highly accomplished debut from a writer with a genuinely original outlook.”

Suzanne Harrington, journalist and author of The Liberty Tree.

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