Tom Cox was born in Nottinghamshire in 1975. Since quitting his job as rock critic for The Guardian in 2000, he has written eight books, including three about his cats – Under The Paw, Talk To The Tail, the top ten Sunday Times bestseller The Good, The Bad And The Furry, and Close Encounters Of The Furred Kind – and two about his adventures as Britain’s most inept golf professional.
Tom Cox writes pieces for his website www.tom-cox.com about folklore, animals, his family and his life in the Devon countryside, a column about his cats for Your Cat magazine, a diary for Devon Life magazine and many book reviews and other pieces for various other newspapers. His hobbies include walking, reading and listening to old folk songs about witches.
With almost 300,000 Twitter followers, Tom’s page @MySadCat was a Twitter phenomenon. The star of the page, The Bear (1995-2016) was a melancholy poet, philosopher and musician trapped in a feline body.