10 Famous Authors and Their CatsEnglish author Angela Carter, known for her dark feminist stories, always told people that she wrote her first novel when she was only six years old. After winning the Somerset Maugham Award in for her novel Several Perceptions , Carter used the proceeds to travel to Japan following her estrangement from Paul. During her two-year hiatus in Tokyo, she owned a tricolored black, white, and orange cat to stave off loneliness. At one point in her life, Carter also owned birds named Adelaide and Chubbeleigh. She allowed them to fly freely around her sitting room while cats Cocker and Ponce watched longingly from the garden of her London home. Carter also channeled her artistic spirit through pencil and crayon drawings of cats on postcards she shared with friends. Chester Himes, considered the father of the black American crime novel, wrote stories that mirrored the real-life violence and racism happening in the world around him.
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The feline mystique has captivated people for centuries. After publishing my first book Artists and Their Cats in , I wanted to continue exploring the link between creativity and cats. Being an artist and writer, myself, I knew researching the history of writers and their feline companions was an essential piece of the puzzle. The entries in Writers and Their Cats offers insight into each author's unique personality, habits, and quirks. Like artists, writers seem drawn to cats as pets based on a mutual respect and an inherent understanding of their complexities, independent nature, and ambiguous allure. It's a creative dream team.
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.
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Writers Write is a resource for writers. Writers and cats have always shared a special bond. There is a long recorded history of the love writers have for their cats. Cats are elegant, mysterious, and beautiful. They are also ruthless and selfish when they have to be. If you Google authors and pets you will find a multitude of entries about cats. I think that authors love cats because cats are complicated creatures.