Kate Mosse: Biography

Kate Mosse

20 okt 1961

Mosse is an English writer who was born in Chichester in October 1961. After leaving school, she went on to study English at Oxford University, graduating in 1984. She then embarked on an impressive career in publishing, working as an editor at Hodder & Stoughton and Century, and then became editorial director of an imprint of Random House. In 1992, she decided to leave publishing to become a full-time writer. Her first non-fiction title, Becoming a Mother, was published in 1993.

Mosse is best known for her 2005 novel Labyrinth, the first in her Languedoc Trilogy of novels. It became a number one bestselling title in the UK and internationally. It won a British Book Award and place Mosse on the list of Top 25 books of the past 25 years compiled by Waterstones. Sepulchre and Citadel (Books 2 and 3 of the trilogy) were published in 2007 and 2012 respectively and were equally well-received.

In 2000, Mosse was given a huge accolade, being dubbed a European Woman of Achievement as recognition for her excellent and ongoing contribution to the arts. Mosse has also been recognised for her services to literature with an OBE which she was given as part of the 2013 Birthday Honours list.

Mosse now lives with her husband, Greg Dunk (Dunk took the surname Mosse when he married the author). Together they have two children who are now adults themselves. After a period of time living in the French region of Languedoc which was Mosse’s source of inspiration for her most famous works, the couple moved back to Mosse’s hometown of Chichester.