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Kate Mosse - Author


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Kate Mosse is the author of three non-fiction books, three plays and six novels, including her multi-million selling international No 1 bestselling Languedoc Trilogy. Translated into 38 languages and published in 40 countries, the first of the series, Labyrinth, was the bestselling book in the UK in 2006, named as one of Waterstone's best novels of the past twenty five years and was made into a feature film for Channel 4 television by Ridley Scott staring John Hurt, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Tom Felton. The second in the series - the fin-de-si?cle Tarot tale, Sepulchre - and her stand alone novella, The Winter Ghosts - were also No 1 bestsellers. The third and final bestselling novel in the Trilogy, Citadel was published to outstanding reviews in October 2012 and shortlisted for the Specsavers Most Popular Novel of the Year award. Set during World War II in Carcassonne, it tells the story of courage and bravery under Occupation based around an all-female group of Resistance fighters.


In October 2013 Kate's first ever collection of stories The Mistletoe Bride & Other Winter Tales was be published. Her short fiction and essays have previously appeared in a range of magazines and books including Midsummer Nights (Quercus), The Book Lovers' Appreciation Society (Orion) and Fifty Shades of Feminism (Virago). She has also written introductions to new editions of classic novels - including Captain Blood by Raphael Sabbatini, Night Falls on the City by Sarah Gainham and Goldfinger by Ian Fleming. Other recent publications play Endpapers (Oberon Books), commissioned by the Bush Theatre for 'Sixty-Six Books', and Chichester Festival Theatre at Fifty in 2012 (Unbound).

Known as a campaigner for libraries and for promoting international writing by women, Kate is the Co-Founder & Honorary Director of the Women's Prize for Fiction - previously the Orange Prize for Fiction - and has advised prizes and festivals throughout the world in this field. In 2012, Kate was named by the Bookseller as one of the fifty most influential people in British publishing, and was presented with the 'Spirit of Everywoman Award' for her contribution to women and the arts in November.

Kate also on the board of the National Theatre in London and is Patron of The Fishbourne Centre and of the Consort of Twelve in Sussex, where she lives. Kate was awarded an OBE in June 2013.

 

Author photo © Roderick Field


If you like Kate Mosse you might also like to read books by Dan Brown, Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Kathy Reichs

Featured Books, with extracts, by Kate Mosse


The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales
Kate Mosse
An easy read of fourteen short stories and a one act play, all with a mystical theme which Kate Mosse is so good at portraying. Each is accompanied by an author’s note and although some have been published before, have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2013
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Citadel
Kate Mosse
July 2013 Book of the Month. Citadel, again set in South West France this time during WW2, is the thrilling conclusion to the Languedoc trilogy that began with Labyrinth and continued with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2013
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Reader Reviewed Labyrinth
Kate Mosse
Winner of the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year at the British Book Awards 2006. I was privileged to visit Kate in her Carcassonne retreat and be shown the numerous locations she used throughout this novel; the exact...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/03/2013
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Citadel
Kate Mosse
November 2012 Book of the Month. Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'Popular Fiction of the Year' 2012. Citadel, again set in South West France this time during WW2, is the thrilling conclusion...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2012
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Labyrinth
Kate Mosse
A Special Edition of Labyrinth by Kate Mosse to celebrate Orion's 20th anniversary. Winner of the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year at the British Book Awards 2006. I was privileged to visit Kate in her Carcassonne retreat and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2012
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The Winter Ghosts
Kate Mosse
Because the word ‘ghosts’ appears in the title we know what they are when they turn up but our protagonist doesn’t. How he comes to realise this and cope with it is cleverly done in a creepy tale of persecution,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2010
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The Winter Ghosts
Kate Mosse
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 5 November 2009. This is quite different from Mosse’s previous books Labyrinth and Sepulchre. It started out as a short story for the 2009 Quick Reads but the author felt...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2009
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Sepulchre
Kate Mosse
As absorbing and fascinating as Mosse’s first novel Labyrinth, Sepulchre is rich in history, mystery, revenge and obsession. Again this is a time split novel following the story of two women separated by over a century but linked by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2008
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Sepulchre
Kate Mosse
As absorbing and fascinating as Mosse’s first novel Labyrinth, Sepulchre is rich in history, mystery, revenge and obsession. Again this is a time split novel following the story of two women separated by over a century but linked by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2007
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Labyrinth
Kate Mosse
Winner of the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year at the British Book Awards 2006. I was privileged to visit Kate in her Carcassonne retreat and be shown the numerous locations she used throughout this novel; the exact...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2005
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