Her fiction includes the novels Labyrinth (2005), Sepulchre (2007), The Winter Ghosts (2009), Citadel (2012), The Taxidermist's Daughter (2014) and The Burning Chambers (2018), as well as an acclaimed collection of short stories, The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales (2013). Kate's latest novel is The City of Tears. The Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Women's Prize for Fiction, in June 2013 Kate was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature. Kate divides her time between Sussex and Carcassonne, the hilltop town in southern France that has featured as a vivid backdrop to several of her novels. Kate was presented with a Médaille d'Honneur by the City of Carcassonne in June 2019.