|Philippe Ward is the nom-de-plume
of French writer Philippe Laguerre who has built a substantial reputation for tapping the darkest veins of French
regional folklore. His first novel, Artahe (1997), received considerable critical acclaim when it was first released. Since then, Ward
has authored Irrintzina
(1999), a Basque thriller which has won several literary awards. More recently, Ward penned The Song of Montsegur (with Sylvie
Miller; 2001) and La
Fontaine de Jouvence, a Gilles de Grandin adventure.
Philippe Ward lives not far from Montségur and the medieval citadel
of Carcassonne in Southern France and is the editor of Black Coat Press' French imprint, Riviere Blanche.
(2004), The Song of Montsegur (forthcoming 2010)
Tales of the Shadowmen 2 (2006)