Kate Mosse is a novelist, non fiction writer, playwright and short story writer. The first of her Languedoc Trilogy, Labyrinth, was a multi million worldwide bestseller and critical success on an international scale. It was #1 in UK paperback for six months and was named as one of the Top 25 books of the past 25 years by the bookselling chain Waterstone’s. The second and third instalments, Sepulchre and Citadel, followed in its footsteps, becoming critical and commercial successes internationally. Kate is on the Board of the National Theatre in London, and is the Co-Founder & Chair of the Board of the Women's Prize for Fiction - previously the Orange Prize, and, from 2014, the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. She was awarded an OBE in June 2013 for services to literature. In October 2013, her first ever collection of short stories – The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales – was published.