Natasha Mostert (Author)

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Publishing
Occupation Author
Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction I live in London and I write dark, psychological thrillers with a strong dash of mysticism and the paranormal. My fifth book, Keeper of Light and Dust,(UK edition, The Keeper) will be available in April 2009 and is a story about chi, martial arts, tattoos, quantum physics and the strongest desire of all: to live forever. Keeper has garnered praise from Robert Twigger, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award (Angry White Pyjamas): "Brilliantly original and compelling. I read this book in one sitting." Harper's Bazaar has chosen Keeper for their Hot List as a Must-Read-Book. My fourth book, Season of the Witch, is a modern gothic thriller about techgnosis and the Art of Memory and has won the Book to Talk About: World Book Day Award 2009. It received a starred review in Kirkus, which describes it as a 'brain-squeezing thriller' and another starred review in Publishers Weekly, which calls it 'goth SF at its finest'.
Interests Kickboxing, Music, Movies and Television, Books
Favorite Movies Gattaca, Lawrence of Arabia, Stakeout, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero, Tootsie, Manon des Sources, When Harry met Sally, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Year of Living Dangerously, Children of a Lesser God, 84 Charing Cross Road, What's eating Gilbert Grape, Pride and Prejudice (with Keira Knightly), John Sayles movies, Alan Parker movies, Michael Mann movies, Kathryn Bigelow movies, Jackie Chan movies
Favorite Music Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Shahin and Sepehr, David Hykes and The Harmonic Choir, Opera, Loreena McKennit, Tori Amos, Bruce Springsteen, Dragonforce, Borodin's second string quartet, Pachelbel's Canon – the Leppard/English Chamber Orchestra rendition, Bach, Mozart, Vanessa Mae playing Classical Gas, Ottmar Liebert, Francis Cabrel, The Killing Floor, Seal's Kiss of a Rose, Any Hans Zimmer soundtrack, The soundtrack to the Inspector Morse series New Order, Crystal is best, Razorlight, Incubus, R.E.M, Cengiz A personal friend - A cool guy making great music. Check out his new album Everwished, Splash, Patricia Majalisa and the Dalom Kids.
Favorite Books Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, Donna Tart's The Secret History (but not The Little Friend), Cormac McCarthy, Anne Fadiman's Ex Libris, Neil Gaiman, anything by Jorge Luis Borges, William Gibson's Neuromancer, Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, the Apothecary's Daughter by Patricia Schonstein. Sports books: Robert Twigger's Angry White Pyjamas. Dark Trade by Donald McRae. Suspense writers: Barry Eisler, Arthur Rosenfeld, The Cutting Season - the hero is a pony tailed neurosurgeon and martial arts master!PD James. Tana French. Horror: Stephen King.