Born and raised in Tokyo, Katherine Tamiko Arguile is an Anglo-Japanese author and arts journalist living in Adelaide, where she runs a small coffee business with her partner, which she juggles alongside her arts journalism and writing career. Along the winding road to becoming an author she's worked in art galleries, as an advertising executive, complementary health practitioner, marketing manager and a 'Sneaker Pimp' for adidas. She was once a club DJ and flamenco dancer but now loves the quieter pursuits of baking, printmaking, gardening, yoga and long-distance running. Katherine has won various writing awards, and her prize-winning short stories have been published in several anthologies. The Things She Owned is Katherine's first novel.