Novelists Sarah Perry and Kate Mosse discuss the distinct appeal of the gothic genre, using history as a source of inspiration, and how writing the gothic has changed in the last two centuries.
Chaired by journalist, writer and broadcaster, Samira Ahmed.
Sarah Perry has published three novels, After Me Comes the Flood; The Essex Serpent, which was a number one bestseller, was named Waterstones Book of the Year 2016, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2017, and was longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2017, the Wellcome Book Prize, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, and the New Angle Prize for Literature; and Melmoth.
Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 38 languages. Her fiction includes the novels Labyrinth, Sepulchre, The Winter Ghosts, Citadel, The Taxidermist's Daughter and The Burning Chambers. Kate is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and in June 2013, was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to literature.
Samira Ahmed is a British freelance journalist, writer and broadcaster at the BBC, where she has presented Radio 3's Night Waves and Radio 4's PM, The World Tonight, Sunday and Front Row.