Thursday, May 22, 2008

What is Greg Mosse reading?

The latest contributor to Writers Read: Greg Mosse, author of Secrets of the Labyrinth, a non-fiction book written as a companion piece to his wife Kate Mosse's international best seller Labyrinth.

Mosse graduated in Drama and English from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has published works of science fiction, children’s stories and commercial and literary translation and is an experienced editor and creative writing teacher.

His entry begins:
I'm currently reading a book on French folklore that I initially couldn't find in any shops that I knew in France. I looked round Paris, Toulouse and our patch in the southwest with no joy. So I fished around the resellers on the net and tracked it down. It's called Mysterious Locations and Legends of Our French Regions - Sites mystérieux et légendes de nos provinces françaises - and it's a cracker. Take a bow, Jean-Paul Ronecker.

The book is organized – as you would expect – regionally, so you can seek out places that you know. Many of the tales are similar – there are probably too many White Ladies and elusive dancing flames, but that is hardly the author's fault. That's what the people say they saw. And some of the mysterious tales are surprisingly contemporary. [read on]
Learn more about his Secrets of the Labyrinth at the publisher's website.

Writers Read: Greg Mosse.

--Marshal Zeringue