Our Literary Felines

Why Cats matter to writers.

In memory of Professor Andre Brink

Karina Magdalena

Mozart after finishing Imre Kertész's Liquidation Mozart after finishing Imre Kertész’s Liquidation Inspired by a chat over dim sum and pu-erh tea with Alex Smith and her recent Three Cats blog post, as well as an exchange of cat photographs on twitter with Katherine Stansfield whose four Cats seem as literary as our Feline Family, I decided to share a few stories and photographs here with you.
Anya and Mozart supervising the writing of my PhD thesis on Nadine Gordimer Anya and Mozart supervising the writing of my PhD thesis on Nadine Gordimer
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André and I don’t want to remember the ordinary boring life we led before Anya and Mozart (named after Anna Netrebko and Amadeus – they were born in the Mozart year) arrived on a KLM flight from Austria in 2006. It was quite a dramatic occasion, because their documents got lost along the way and their trip was postponed by 24 anxious hours. However, at last we received the news that they were safely on…

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