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Kate Mosse is the bestselling author of eight novels & short story collections, including the No 1 multimillion selling Languedoc Trilogy – Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel – and No 1 bestselling Gothic fiction including The Winter Ghosts and The Taxidermist’s Daughter, which she is currently adapting for the stage. Her books have been translated into 37 languages and published in more than 40 countries. She has also written three works of non-fiction, four plays, contributed essays and introductions to classic novels and collections.
Kate’s latest, Sunday Times number one bestselling novel, The Burning Chambers is the first in a new historical adventure series. These books will chart 300 years of Huguenot history and telling a story of; love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; and of war and adventure, across the world from France, to Amsterdam and London to South Africa. The second in the series, The City of Tears, will be published in May 2020. A champion of women’s creativity, Kate is the Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction – the largest annual celebration of women’s writing in the world – and sits on the Executive Committee of Women of the World. She was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to literature and women and was named Woman of the Year for her service to the arts in the Everywoman Awards. She is a regular guest on book & arts shows on radio and television.