Famous Cat Lovers-Writers

Here you will find over 100 famous cat lovers-writers from all over the world and from all periods of history. This is the most comprehensive list you will find on the internet.  Enjoy!




Edward Albee and cat, famous cat lovers-writers


Edward Albee (1928-2016, American) Playwright—Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf



Woody Allen with cat, famous cat lovers-writers


Woody Allen (1935-present, American) Director, writer, actor




Isabel Allende and cat, famous cat lovers-writers



Isabel Allende (1942-present, Chilean-American)




Elizabeth Jane Howard and Kingsley Amis and cat, famous cat lovers-writers


Kingsley Amis (1922-1995, British) Novelist, critic





Cleveland Amory and cat, famous cat lovers-writers


Cleveland Amory (1917-1998, American) Writer and animal activist





Werner Aspenstrom and his cat



Werner Aspenstrom (1918-1997, Swedish) Poet




Margaret Atwood and cat, famous cat lovers-writers



Margaret Atwood (1939-present, Canadian) writer and poet





WH Auden with cat, famous cat lovers-writers



W.H. Auden (1907-1973, British-American)









René Barjavel with cat



Rene Barjavel (1911-1985, French)




Samuel Beckett Irish writer, dramatist & poet Ireland 1906-1989 with cat



Samuel Beckett (1906-1989, Irish)




Elizabeth Bishop and her Cat-Tobias, 1954



Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979, American)




Bomans and cat, famous cat lovers-writers



Godfried Bomans (1913-1971, Dutch)




Lillian Jackson Braun and her cat



Lillian Jackson Braun (1913-2011, American)




Jorge Luis Borges. Argentine writer. 1899-1986 and cat



Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986, Argentine)




Paul Bowles and cat



Paul Bowles (1910-1999, American)




Ray Bradbury and cat



Ray Bradbury (1920-2012, American)




Joseph Brodsky with Mississippi his cat



Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996, Russian)




helen gurley brown and cat



Helen Gurley Brown (1922-2012, American)




Cees Buddingh with his cat



Cees Buddingh (1918-1985, Dutch)




Charles Bukowski and his cat



Charles Bukowski (1920-1994, American)




William S. Burroughs with his cat



William S. Burroughs (1914-1997, American)








Albert Camus and Cat



Albert Camus (1913-1960, French)




Truman Capote with cat 3



Truman Capote (1924-1984, American)




Louis-Ferdinand Céline with his cat “Mea Culpa”



Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961, French)




Raymond Chandler and cat



Raymond Chandler (1888-1959, American)




Anton Chekhov and cat



Anton Chekhov (1860-1904, Russian)




Jean Cocteau and cat



Jean Cocteau (1889-1963, French)




Colette and cat, famous cat lovers-writers



Colette (1873-1954, French)




Julio Cortázar and cat, famous cat lovers-writers



Julio Cortázar (Argentina, 1914-1984)








Mrs. Elizabeth M. Dashwood, aka author E.M. Delafield, with her cat at home United Kingdom 1927


Elizabeth M. Dashwood aka E.M. Delafield (1890-1943, British)




Alain de Benoist and cat



Alain de Benoist (1943-present, French)




Don DeLillo and cat



Don de Lillo (1936-present, American)




Philip K. Dick with cat



Philip K. Dick (1928-1982, American)




Marguerite Duras and cat



Marguerite Duras (1914-1996, French)








Monica Edwards, an English children's writer, her cat, Vashti. (photo 1954)



Monica Edwards (1912-1998, British)




TS Eliot and cat



T.S. Eliot (1888-1965, British)








Léon-Paul Fargue, 1937 with cat



Léon-Paul Fargue (1876-1947, French)




William Faulkner and cat



William Faulkner (1897-1962, American)




Zelda Fitzgerald with cat



Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948, American)




Michel Foucault mit seiner Katze, Paris, 1978



Michel Foucault (1926-1984, French)








Wanda Gág with cat



Wanda Gág (1893-1946, American)




Neil Gaiman with cat



Neil Gaiman (1960-present, British)




Benito Perez Galdos, writer and cat lover



Benito Pérez Galdós, (1843-1920, Spanish)




Paul Gallico and cat



Paul Gallico (1897-1976, American)




Andre Gide and cat



André Gide (1869-1951, French)




Allen Ginsberg and cat, famous cat lovers-writers



Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997, American)




Natalie Ginzburg with cat



Natalie Ginzburg (1916-1991, Italian)




Elinor Glyn (1864-1943) with her cat, Candide



Elinor Glyn (1864-1943, British)




Edward Gorey and cat1



Edward Gorey (1925-2000, American)




Robert Graves and cats



Robert Graves (1895-1985, British)








Thomas Hardy with cat



Thomas Hardy (1840-1928, British)




Robert Heinlein with cat



Robert Heinlein (1907-1988, American)




Ernest Hemingway and Cat



Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961, American)




W.F. Hermans and cat



W.F. Hermans (1921-1995, Dutch)




Hermann Hesse and cat



Hermann Hesse (1877-1962, German)




Patricia Highsmith with cat



Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995, American)




Adolus Huxley and cat



Aldous Huxley (1894-1963, British)







PD James and cat



P.D. James (1920-2014, British)




Tove Jansson with cat



Tove Jansson (1914-2001, Finnish)




Dr. Johnson and Hodge, 19th century engraving



Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British)







Jack Kerouac and cat, cats and writers



Jack Kerouac (1922-1969, American)




The Cat's Eye, Stephen King, writers and cats



Stephen King (1947-present, American)




Hilary Knight and cat



Hilary Knight (1926-present, American)




Gerrit Komrij and cat



Gerrit Komrij (1944-2012, Dutch)







paul Leautaud 1956 with cat



Paul Léautaud (1872-1956, French)




Ursula Le Guin and her cat.



Ursula Le Guin (1929-present, American)




Doris Lessing and cat2



Doris Lessing (1919-2013, British)




Liala, italian writer with cat



Liala (1897-1995, Italian)




Pierre Loti with cat



Pierre Loti (1850-1923, French)





H.P. Lovecraft holding Frank Belknap Long's cat, Felis. HP Lovecraft (1890-1937, American)








Sumerset Maugham, Max Ernest with cat



Somerset Maugham (1894-1965, British)




Elizabeth McCracken (Ecrivain) and cat



Elizabeth McCracken (1966-present, American)




Denise Mina and cat



Denise Mina (1966-present, Scottish)




Yukio Mishima with cat



Yukio Mishima (1925-1970, Japanese)




Margaret Mitchell and cat



Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949, American)




Carlos Monsiváis and cat



Carlos Monsivais (1938-2010, Mexican)




Elsa Morante and her cats.



Elsa Morante (1912-1985, Italian)




Alberto Moravia and cat



Alberto Moravia (1907-1990, Italian)




Jan Morris relaxes with her cat Ibsen



Jan Morris (1926-present, Welsh)




Grant Morrison and kitty



Grant Morrison (1960-present, Scottish)




HH Munro Tobermory cat story



H.H. Munro aka Saki  (1870-1916, British)




Haruki Murakami and cat 2



Haruki Murakami (1949-present, Japanese)








Irène Némirovsky and cat



Irène Némirovsky (1903-1942, Ukrainian)




Anaïs Nin and cats



Anais Nin (1903-1977, Cuban-American)




Andre Norton and cat



Andre Norton (1912-2005, American)








Joyce Carol Oates and cat



Joyce Carol Oates (1938-present, American)




Frank O'Hara and cat



Frank O’Hara (1926-1966, American)








Clementine Paddleford (food writer) and cat



Clementine Paddleford (1898-1967, American)




Teuvo Pakkala (1862–1925) with cat



Teuvo Pakkala (1862-1925, Finnish)




John Patrick and cats



John Patrick (1905-1995, American)




George Perec and cat



George Perec (1936-1982, French)




Petrarch's Cat Arqua Petrarca Museum



Petrarch (1304-1374, Italian)




Marge Piercy and cat



Marge Piercy (1936-1982, American)




Sylvia Plath with cat



Sylvia Plath (1932-1963, American)




George Plimpton (Estados Unidos, 1927-2003) and cat



George Plimpton (1927-2003, American)




Edgar Allan Poe's Black Cat



Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849, American)




Ezra Pound and cats



Ezra Pound (1885-1972, American)




Anthony Powell and cat



Anthony Powell (1905-2000, British)




Jacques Prévert, Paris 1948 and cat



Jacques Prévert (1900-1977, French)




Barbara Pym and cat 2



Barbara Pym (1913-1980, British)








Arthur Rackham and cat



Arthur Rackham (1867-1939, British)




Ayn Rand with cat



Ayn Rand (1905-1982, Russian-American)




Gerard Reve and cat



Gerard Reve (1923-2006, Dutch)




João Guimarães Rosa and cat



João Guimarães Rosa (1908-1967, Brazilian)








Francoise Sagan and cat



Francoise Sagan (1935-2004, French)




Helga Sandburg and cat



Helga Sandburg (1918-2014, American)




Jean Paul Sartre and cat



Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980, French)




Albert Schweitzer and cat



Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965, French-German)




Edith Södergran (Finnish poet) and her cat



Edith Sodergran (1892-1923, Finnish)




Austin Spare and cat



Austin Spare (1886-1956, British)




Muriel Spark with cat



Muriel Spark (1918-2006, Scottish)




Gloria Steinem and cat



Gloria Steinem (1934-present, American)




Mary Stewart and cat



Mary Stewart (1916-2014, British)




Harriet Beecher Stowe



Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896, American)




Daisetsu Teitarō Suzuki par Mihoko Okamura



Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (1870-1966, Japanese)








P.F. Thomése with cat



P.F. Thomése (1958-present, Dutch)




Hunter S. Thompson and cat



Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005, American)




Mark Twain and cat



Mark Twain (1835-1910, American)







Gore Vidal and cat



Gore Vidal (1925-2012, American)




Karen von Blixen with cat



Karen Von Blixen (1885-1962, Danish)







Alice Walker (and cat)



Alice Walker (1944-present, American)




Ella Wheeler Wilcox & Banjo her cat.



Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919, American)




Patrick White, écrivain australien with cat



Patrick White (1912-1990, Australian)




William Carlos Williams - Poet with cat



William Carlos Williams (1883-1963, Puerto Rican-American)




PG Wodehouse with his cat



P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975, British)




Jan Wolkers and cats



Jan Wolkers (1925-2007, Dutch)








WB Yeates with cat



W.B. Yeats (1865-1939, Irish)








María Zambrano and cat



Maria Zambrano (1904-1991, Spanish)




Andrea Zanzotto and cat



Andrea Zanzotto (1921-2011, Italian)




Emile Zola



Emile Zola (1840-1902, French)





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