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Kate Mosse - Author


Kate Mosse was our Guest Editor in November 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

 

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 Kathy Reichs, Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Susanna Kearsley

Featured Books, with extracts, by Kate Mosse


The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales
Kate Mosse
A beautiful collection of short stories from the author of Labyrinth. These simple, perfectly crafted tales are a selection of ghost stories and tales inspired from English and French folklore. They are haunting but not all in a shivers-down-the-spine...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
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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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The Taxidermist's Daughter
Kate Mosse
Sussex, 1912. In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to be seen. Here, where the estuary leads out to the sea, superstitions still hold sway....
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
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The Winter Ghosts
Kate Mosse
The Great War took much more than lives. It robbed a generation of friends, lovers and futures. In Freddie Watson's case, it took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind. Unable to cope with his grief, Freddie...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
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  • Thu, 30 Oct 2014 @ 11:57
    RT @onebooklane: A ghostly tale from @katemosse's eerie winter story collection, The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales http://t.co/v
  • Thu, 30 Oct 2014 @ 10:13
    RT @radiohannah: On tonight's @tretalkisgood #halloween Book Show at 6pm UK time, my recent chat with @katemosse who will be at the @Gibral
  • Thu, 30 Oct 2014 @ 10:12
    RT @BookShowRTE: Ghost story show: @urchinette & Steven Benedict on Daphne DuMaurier, @john_boyne & @katemosse on writing spooky tales http…
  • Wed, 29 Oct 2014 @ 20:31
    RT @RohanDEason: This didnt make it into the "The Mistletoe Bride" but a special story for christmas last year, poor fella #katemosse http:…
  • Wed, 29 Oct 2014 @ 18:29
    The newly opened @NT shop looks amazing - best new bookshop in town. And look what I found #taxidermistsdaughter http://t.co/jx8r2DNqOR
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