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17 - 17 Feb 2018

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In 1818, Mary Shelley's Gothic novel Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus was first published. It was an instant sensation: a story of love and rejection, of over-reaching ambition, of the nature of life and immortality. To celebrate the bicentenary, best-selling novelist Kate Mosse will consider why Frankenstein continues to exert such a strong hold on our imaginations. From the chilling classics of Walpole, Radcliffe and Stoker to modern day masters and mistresses such as Stephen King and Sarah Waters, she will use examples from page, stage and screen to illustrate why this extraordinary novel is as powerful today as it ever was.  


Kate Mosse OBE is an award-winning novelist, non fiction writer and playwright.  Her Languedoc Trilogy - including Labyrinth - sold more than 6 million copies worldwide in 42 languages.  Other No 1 bestselling Gothic fiction includes The Winter Ghosts (soon to be a feature film), The Taxidermist's Daughter, which is she adapting for stage with her husband, playwright Greg Mosse and The Mistletoe Bride, which she adapted for BBC Radio 4. The Co-Founder of the Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize & the Baileys Prize), Kate hosts the interview programme for Chichester Festival Theatre in Sussex. She is Deputy Chair of the National Theatre.  Her next novel The Burning Chambers, the first in a new major historical series, comes out worldwide in May 2018.


Time: 12.45pm 
Date: Saturday 17 February
Location: Hampstead Downstairs
Duration: 1 hour


Full price: £10
Seniors, Under 30s, Students and Access: £8

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