HIRO ARIKAWA lives in Tokyo. A bestseller in Japan, THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONCLES has become an unexpected international hit, and is due to be made into a live-action Japanese film. PHILIP GABRIEL is a highly experienced translator from Japanese, and best known for his translation work with Haruki Murakami.
"Anyone who has ever unashamedly loved an animal will read this book with gratitude, for its understanding of an emotion that ennobles us as human beings, whether we value it or not" -- LYNNE TRUSS * Guardian * "The Travelling Cat Chronicles is delightful. Like a tender feline companion the uniqueness of this book is its subtle yet persistent charm that insinuates itself into your heart long after the encounter has ended." * Fiona Melrose * "It has the warmth, painterly touch, and tenderness of a Studio Ghibli film - and it is a delight to read" * Financial Times * "Bewitching... as self-possessed and comforting as - well, a cat" * Sunday Telegraph * "A book about kindness and love, and about how the smallest things can provide happiness" * Stylist *