Writers and Their Cats (Hardcover)
Mark Twain, Alice Walker, Haruki Murakami, Ursula K. Le Guin—this volume celebrates 45 famous authors who have shared their homes and hearts with furry feline friends. The photographs and stories in Writers and Their Cats capture the special bond between wordsmith and mouser. From the six-toed kitties who still inhabit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Florida to the mewling muses of mystery writer Lilian Jackson Braun, cats are clearly, in the words of Gloria Steinem, "a writer's most logical and agreeable companion."
About the Author
Alison Nastasi is a journalist and the author of Artists and Their Cats, also from Chronicle Books. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
“Come for the behind-the-scenes stories (Edith Sitwell once used an aspiring poet’s manuscript as lining for a cat bed), stay for the cutest picture of a kitten-covered Stephen King ever.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
“The descendants of Ernest Hemingway’s six-toed cats still roam his Key West home-turned-museum, but he wasn’t the only big-name writer with a soft spot for felines. In a series of photographs and stories, this volume (from the author of Artists and Their Cats) depicts the loving bond between cats and famous authors, from Gloria Steinem and Haruki Murakami to Alice Walker and Mark Twain.” —The Strategist
“Nastasi’s purrrfectly charming book is filled with surprises, including a picture of a kitten-covered Stephen King. Sensational shots capture Alice Walker, Neil Gaiman, Gillian Flynn, Haruki Murakami and other beloved authors with cats at writing desks, in libraries and cozied up on sofas.” —BookPage
“Full of charming anecdotes and feline whimsy, this collection is catnip for lit nerds.” —Shelf Awareness